Operating Framework for Managing the Response to Pandemic Influenza

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This is the revised Operating framework for NHS England in managing the response to a Pandemic Influenza outbreak. This should be read in conjunction with the NHS England Emergency Planning Framework 2015 and the NHS England Incident Response Plan (National) 2017.


This sets out the roles, responsibilities and functions of NHS England in preparing for and responding to an influenza pandemic. It is intended to complement and support existing plans, policies and arrangements.