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Overview of organisational involvement and role in prevention and management of outbreaks by setting


Health and care settings

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Hospital CCG AO LHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified) Implement a hospital outbreak plan
Mental health CCG AO LHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified)

System mental health lead

Implement a hospital outbreak plan

Primary care CCG AO LHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified) Primary care lead
Community services CCG AO LHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified)

ASC MDT lead

CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required)

Care homes DASS x2 LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
ASC/QAIT
(notification, support, advice, comms)

PH lead
(support LHPT)

CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required) PPE Cell (if emergency supplies are required)
Domiciliary care DASS x2 LHPT
(advice, guidance)
ASC/QAIT CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required)

Educational settings

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Preschool Deputy chief officer/Education lead LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
Education
(notification, support)

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

Communications Team

CCG -Community Infection Control Team (if required) DCC Health and Safety Team
(risk assessment and advice)
Schools Deputy chief officer/Education lead LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
Education
(notification, support)

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

Mental Health support teams

CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required)

School Principle

DCC Health and Safety Team
(risk assessment and advice)

Boarding schools Deputy chief officer/Education lead LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
Education
(notification, support)

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required) Boarding school Principle
Universities and colleges (including private) University lead LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
Education
(notification, support)

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

CCG -Community Infection Control Team (if required)

University lead

District councils (ECC and NDDC)

Workplace settings

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Institutional (for example, prisons) HMP cluster governor LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
NHSE/I

PHE/MOJ prison lead

PHE led Prison Outbreak Control Group

Public transport Head of TCS LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)

Head of TCS

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required) Network rail and private travel providers
Industrial sites (for example, manufacturing, construction, outdoor working)

Head of EES

Business Lead

LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required)

DSEHM and sub-groups (for example licensing, food and health and safety)

HSE

Commercial (for example, offices, contact centres)

Head of EES

Business Lead

LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)

Head of EES

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

DSEHM and sub-groups
Consumer (for example, food and drink establishments, shops)

Head of EES

Business Lead

LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
DSEHM and sub-groups
Social (for example, caravan/camping sites, hotels, holiday lets, B&Bs, cinemas, leisure centres, libraries)

Head of EES

Business Lead

LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)

Head of EES

PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

LA communities team

Libraries unlimited

Tourism

DSEHM -Licensing

District Councils

Travel and Movement

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Mass Transportation (for example) airports, ferry ports, trains Port Health LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

DSEHM and sub-groups

PHE Port Health Group

Large gathering – more than 500 people (for example sports grounds, theatres, tourist attractions)

EH lead (licensing)

Police

LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

Communications Lead

DSEHM and licensing sub-group

SDP/OPIC

Small gathering – less than 500 people (for example cinemas, parks, places of worship) EH lead LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)

Communications Lead

DSEHM and licensing sub-group

SDP/OPIC

Diocese (places of worship)

District Councils (parks)

 

Vulnerable individuals and groups

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Homelessness (for example hostels) Housing lead LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
CCG Community Infection Control Team (if required) District Councils (Housing leads)
Vulnerability and / or complexity including Domestic abuse and substance (for example hostels, refuges) Head of Communities LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
District Councils (Housing leads)
Refugees and asylum seekers Head of Communities LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
District Councils (Housing leads)
Gypsy, Traveller and Roma Head of Communities LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
Disabled people and carers DASS LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
ASC/CCG lead
People with LD and autism DASS LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)
Mental Health service users CCG/DASS LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)
Older people CCG LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified) CCG lead
People with underlying health conditions CCG LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
Health and Care staff CCG/DASS LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)

 

High risk communities and neighbourhoods

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
BAME communities Head of Communities LHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
Equality and Diversity leads in organisations

Public protection

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Business Lead

Police (x2)

Head Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards service

Military Liaison

Setting Health Protection Board Lead Public Health England’s role The Local Authority’s role The NHS role Other agencies and their roles
Planning Military lead

Key

Abbreviation Service
AO Accountable officer
ASC Adult social care
CCG Clinical Commissioning Group
DASS Director of Adult Social Services
DPH Director of Public Health
DSEHM Devon Strategic Environmental Health Management Group
ECC Exeter City Council
EES Economy, Enterprise and Skills
HSE Health and Safety Executive
LA Local Authority (Devon County Council in Devon)
LHPT Local Health Protection Team (Public Health England)
LRF Local Resilience Forum
MDT Multi-Disciplinary Team SDP
NDDC North Devon District Council
NHSE/I NHS England and NHS Improvement
OPIC Operational Incident Cell (LRF)
PHE Public Health England
PH Lead Local Authority Public Health Team Lead
SDP Safer Devon Partnership
TCS Transport Coordination Services
QAIT Quality Assurance Improvement Team

 

 

 


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