The NHS contribution to the Emergency Preparedness Agenda

The NHS contribution to the Emergency Preparedness Agenda

Stephen Groves, National Head of Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response for NHS England will be delivering a dynamic and thought provoking presentation on the NHS contribution to the Emergency Preparedness Agenda at the EPC's latest seminar: With a Little Help from Our Friends.


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Taking into account the present scope of responsibility that Health services have in relation to crisis management in the UK, Stephen will discuss the role of the NHS in planning for and responding to major incidents, how the NHS meets its responsibility under the Civil Contingencies Act, how assurance is sought on NHS preparedness and the role of Local Health Resilience partnerships.


About Stephen Groves

Stephen is the National Head of Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response for NHS England a post he has held since the inception of NHS England, having worked previously in EPRR with the Department of Health, NHS North East (Strategic Health Authority) and the Health Protection Agency.

Prior to working in EPRR Stephen was employed by North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust as the General Manager for Emergency Care, having held a number of posts in Accident & Emergency and General Management. In the New Year Honours (2015) Stephen was awarded an OBE for Services to Public Health and more specifically for his role during the Ebola Outbreak.

Seminar: With a Little Help from Our Friends

23rd - 24th November 2016

The need for friends has never been more apparent in the emergency management profession than in today’s climate. It is essential to know the best means in which we can work together to make the most of our partnerships and maximise our resilience for the challenges we face. ‘With a little help from our Friends’ offers a fantastic programme of relevant and renowned speakers. Hosted by Dr Lucy Easthope, an expert in the field of crisis management, the seminar has been brought together to give emergency practitioners a vast insight into the latest thinking in the world of civil protection. 

View the full programme including Key Note Speaker, Dr Dan Poulter MP; Dr Dan will be delivering a presentation on the national health service: Meeting the challenges of people in need after emergencies and ensuring partnerships are in place.