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The UK Resilience Lessons Digest is part of a programme of work at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College (EPC) to synthesise lessons learned from all major exercises and emergencies.

We are delighted to share Issue 1: ‘Learning Together’ with you, which is available for download here:

UK Resilience Lessons Digest - Issue 1: 'Learning Together'

The Digest has been deliberately designed to support our processes of learning lessons in three ways:

EPC UK resillience digest_summarise icon.png By summarising transferable lessons and themes from a wide range of relevant sources
EPC UK resillience digest_share icon.png Sharing lessons across responder organisations and wider resilience partners
EPC UK resillience digest_coordinate icon.png Coordinating knowledge to drive continual improvements in doctrine, standards, good practice, training and exercising

Issue 1: Learning Together

In this first edition of the Digest you will find:



A timely review and analysis of the latest lessons and learning themes arising from the impacts of Storm Arwen.

The analysis revealed five key learning themes of relevance to local resilience partners. It also highlighted transferable lessons that can be used to inform on-going winter preparedness, and wider emergency planning activity.


Four articles that focus on lessons and learning at international, national, regional and local levels.

These include reflections on UNDRR’s Global Assessment Report 2022, contributions from JESIP and the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), professional insights on city-wide learning from London MET police, and details on how collaboration learning is driving continual improvement in the Local Tier. 



Two insight pieces offering applied knowledge to support lesson implementation and continual improvement processes.

These include academic insight on the role of information and expectations in power outages, and a guest contribution from the Government Office for Science (GO-Science) on creating a Theory of Change.


The Digest is committed to remaining relevant for responder organisations and the wider resilience community. Share your feedback on Issue 1 by clicking here.

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