The Health and Social Care Act 2012 designates Clinical Commissioning Groups as Category Two responders. Category Two are ‘co-operating bodies’. Category 2 responders have a smaller set of duties to Category One responders. Somerset CCG is a Category Two Responder.
The EPRR Policy outlines how NHS Somerset CCG will meet the duties set out in legislation and associated statutory guidelines, as well as any other issues identified, by way of risk assessments and identified capabilities.
Somerset CCG EPRR Policy
Emergency plans are in place to enable NHS Somerset CCG to respond to the identified risks contained within the risk register. Specific plans include:
- Incident Response Plan
- Business/Service Continuity Plan
- Other specific local threats such as severe weather, flooding and pandemic flu
The CCG Responsible Officer for EPRR is Paul Goodwin, Deputy Chief Officer/Director of Commissioning and Governance and the Governing Body clinical and non-executive lead is the Chair, Dr Ed Ford.