The primary aim of this document is to provide local and regional planners with additional guidance and information to support the development of local and regional level multi-agency plans. This document in particular describes the role of the local resilience tier and Category 1 responders given their duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. It offers guidance on the content and scope of Local Resilience Forum (LRF) pandemic plans.
Although a strong lead from health organisations will be required during a pandemic, there are a large number of issues which require partnership management. These are highlighted in Annex A.
This document is intended to be read in conjunction with the National Framework for Responding to an Influenza Pandemic which was published in November 2007. The National Framework describes in detail the Government’s strategic approach to and preparations for an influenza pandemic and sets out the UK planning assumptions for the different phases of a pandemic.
This document does not attempt to duplicate the information in the National Framework; however where necessary information has been summarised and included. Cross references to the relevant sections of the National Framework have been included where appropriate. The National Framework document should be referred to for information on the availability of medical countermeasures, reducing the risk of infection and proposed social measures.