002. A National Framework for Responding to an Influenza Pandemic

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PANDEMIC FLU A national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic DH INFORMATION READER BOX Policy HR/Workforce Management Planning/ Clinical Document purpose Gateway ref Title Author Publication date Target audience Estates Performance IM & T Finance Social Care/Partnership Working For information 8892 Pandemic Flu – A national framework for responding to an influenza pandemic DH November 2007 PCT CEs, NHS Trust CEs, SHA CEs, Care Trust CEs, Foundation Trust CEs, Medical Directors
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  PANDEMICFLU A national framework forresponding to an influenza pandemic  DH INFORMATION READER BOXPolicy HR/WorkforceManagementPlanning/ClinicalEstatesPerformanceIM & TFinanceSocial Care/Partnership Working Document purpose For information Gateway ref 8892 Title Pandemic Flu – A national framework for responding to an influenzapandemic Author  DH Publication date November 2007 Target audience PCT CEs, NHS Trust CEs, SHA CEs, Care Trust CEs, Foundation Trust CEs,Medical Directors, Directors of PH, Directors of Nursing, Directors ofAdult SSs, Special HA CEs, Directors of HR, Allied Health Professionals,GPs, Communications Leads, Emergency Care Leads, Directors ofChildren's SSs, SHA Flu Leads, Emergency Planning Leads, HPA Circulation listDescription This document sets out the Government's strategic aims for respondingto an influenza pandemic and provides background information andguidance to public and private organisations developing response plans.It updates and expands upon health advice and information contained inprevious plans issued by UK health departments and is intended toreplace those documents. Cross reference N/A Superseded documents UK health departments' UK Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan 2005 Action required N/A Timing N/AContact details The Pandemic Influenza Preparedness TeamDepartment of Health452C Skipton House80 London RoadLondonSE1 6LHEmail:pandemicflu@dh.gsi.gov.uk For recipient’s use  PANDEMIC  FLU   A national framework forresponding to an influenza pandemic  Contents Foreword 5Introduction 61 Strategic approach 8 1.1 Purpose 81.2 Aim 81.3 Scope 81.4 Audience 91.5 Strategic objectives 91.6 Operational response arrangements 101.7 Underpinning scientific advice 111.8 Legal framework 111.9 Ethical considerations 131.10 Research and development 14 2 Setting the scene 16 2.1 Seasonal influenza 162.2 How influenza spreads 162.3 An influenza pandemic 172.4 Avian influenza 182.5 What an influenza pandemic might look like 182.6 20 3 Planning assumptions and presumptions 23 3.1 KePredicting the health and wider impacts of a pandemicy planning assumptions 233.2 UK planning presumptions 27 4 Summary of roles 42 4.1 Multi-agency planning 424.2 International organisations 424.3 UK central government 444.4 Government departments 444.5 Specialist advice 484.6 Health protection agencies 494.7 Devolved administrations 494.8 Health planning and response in England 524.9 NHS Direct/NHS Direct Wales/NHS 24 544.10 Regional and local planning/response – wider aspects 544.11 Other key contributors in planning/response 571
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