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


Health and care settings

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
HospitalCCG AOLHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified)Implement a hospital outbreak plan
Mental healthCCG AOLHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified)

System mental health lead

Implement a hospital outbreak plan

Primary careCCG AOLHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified)Primary care lead
Community servicesCCG AOLHPT
(advice, guidance)
DPH (notified)

ASC MDT lead

CCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required)

Care homesDASS x2LHPT
(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 careDASS x2LHPT
(advice, guidance)
ASC/QAITCCG – Community Infection Control Team (if required)

Educational settings

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
PreschoolDeputy chief officer/Education leadLHPT
(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)
SchoolsDeputy chief officer/Education leadLHPT
(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 schoolsDeputy chief officer/Education leadLHPT
(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 leadLHPT
(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

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
Institutional (for example, prisons)HMP cluster governorLHPT
(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 transportHead of TCSLHPT
(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

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
Mass Transportation (for example) airports, ferry ports, trainsPort HealthLHPT
(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 leadLHPT
(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

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
Homelessness (for example hostels)Housing leadLHPT
(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 CommunitiesLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
District Councils (Housing leads)
Refugees and asylum seekersHead of CommunitiesLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
District Councils (Housing leads)
Gypsy, Traveller and RomaHead of CommunitiesLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
Disabled people and carersDASSLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
ASC/CCG lead
People with LD and autismDASSLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)
Mental Health service usersCCG/DASSLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)
Older peopleCCGLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)CCG lead
People with underlying health conditionsCCGLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
Health and Care staffCCG/DASSLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
DASS (notified)

 

High risk communities and neighbourhoods

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
BAME communitiesHead of CommunitiesLHPT
(test notification, risk assessment, IPC advice, comms)
PH lead
(notification, advice, support LHPT)
Equality and Diversity leads in organisations

Public protection

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
Business Lead

Police (x2)

Head Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards service

Military Liaison

SettingHealth Protection Board LeadPublic Health England’s roleThe Local Authority’s roleThe NHS roleOther agencies and their roles
PlanningMilitary lead

Key

AbbreviationService
AOAccountable officer
ASCAdult social care
CCGClinical Commissioning Group
DASSDirector of Adult Social Services
DPHDirector of Public Health
DSEHMDevon Strategic Environmental Health Management Group
ECCExeter City Council
EESEconomy, Enterprise and Skills
HSEHealth and Safety Executive
LALocal Authority (Devon County Council in Devon)
LHPTLocal Health Protection Team (Public Health England)
LRFLocal Resilience Forum
MDTMulti-Disciplinary Team SDP
NDDCNorth Devon District Council
NHSE/INHS England and NHS Improvement
OPICOperational Incident Cell (LRF)
PHEPublic Health England
PH LeadLocal Authority Public Health Team Lead
SDPSafer Devon Partnership
TCSTransport Coordination Services
QAITQuality Assurance Improvement Team

 

 

 


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