Wednesday, 22 October, 2014
Select Stadium Widnes, Cheshire
12.30pm - 4.30pm

This event aims to brief and up-date all relevant partners across Cheshire and Merseyside on the current EPRR arrangements in order to ensure safe and robust response to health protection incidents.


1.    To raise awareness on EPRR developments over the last year

2.    To raise awareness about Local Resilience Forums (LRFs) and Local Health Resilience Partnerships (LHRPs)

3.    To clarify NHS providers role and responsibility on EPRR, especially their role and involvement in incidents

4.    To clarify the key health partners representation at Strategic Co-ordinating Group (SCG), Tactical Co-ordination Group (TCG), and Science & Technical Advice Cell (STAC)

5.    To clarify communication/alerting systems and leadership in responding to non-major incidents i.e., when STAC is not convened and public health advice is required

Who should attend?

Local Authority Directors of Public Health, Local Authority Public Health Teams, Local Authority Emergency Planning Officers, NWAS and emergency services (police and fire), NHSE EPRR teams, CCG Emergency Planning Officers, Hospital and Community Emergency Planning Officers, PHE EPRR and Health Protection staff, Cheshire & Merseyside CSU Emergency Planning Lead, Port Health, United Utilities, Environment Agency and other relevant organisations.



Registration & Networking


Introduction and Welcome from the Chair:

Samuel Ghebrehewet, Deputy Director for Health Protection, Cheshire & Merseyside Public Health England Centre


PHE EPRR Arrangements

Ian Rufus / Matthew Innerd / Joanne Fowlis, PHE North EPRR  Team


NW Ambulance Service (NWAS)

Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP) and Dry Decontamination – speaker to be confirmed


NHS England EPRR Arrangements

Jo Richardson, Programme Manager (Operations & Delivery) / Interim EPRR Lead, NHS England Merseyside


Local Authority EPRR Arrangements

Emer Coffey, Associate Director of Public Health - Health Protection, Liverpool City Council


Question & Answers to the Panel


Refreshment Break


Group Work: Scenario A - COMAH Site Incident


Group Work : Scenario B - Non-COMAH Site Incident




Summing Up



*Programme is subject to change

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