Monday, 9 December, 2019
Bridge Suite, Select Security Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 7DZ
12:15pm registration with light lunch and networking, 4:30pm finish


This event aims to raise awareness of the processes and procedures to be undertaken following an outbreak of Gastrointestinal (GI) illness in Cheshire and Merseyside (C&M).


  1. To test the preparedness of multiagency partners to investigate, control and manage an outbreak of serious foodborne illness, both within and outside working hours.
  2. To test the capacity and capability of all partners to provide effective public health response, both within and outside working hours.
  3. To clarify and better understand roles and responsibilities of all partners.
  4. To support and inform the development of effective multiagency communications, intelligence sharing and support networks.
  5. To test the alignment between local and the Cheshire and Merseyside Multiagency Infectious Diseases Outbreak Control Plans.
  6. To consider the resources required during an outbreak and mutual aid arrangements across Cheshire and Merseyside and how these can be achieved.

Who should attend?

C&M Environmental Health Officers (Liverpool City Council, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington, Halton, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral); Community Infection Prevention and Control Nurses; Public Health (Directors of Public Health, Specialists and Consultants in Public Health, Public Health Specialty Registrars); Health Protection Consultants and Practitioners; Microbiology Services; Clinical Commissioning Groups (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, South Sefton, Southport and Formby, St Helens, Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal, West Cheshire, Warrington, Wirral); Communication Leads; and other interested parties and professionals, including primary and secondary care colleagues.

The presentations from the event are avaialble here

Topic update presentation here

Event booking

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