1I02, 2A02, 2C07, 3A10
...

All NHS providers in the UK are required by law to prepare for large-scale emergencies and major incidents.1 A health-related major incident is described as any occurrence presenting a serious threat to the health of the community. It is likely to involve disruption of services and require the implementation of special arrangements by hospitals, ambulance, and primary care trusts.2 For hospitals, this manifests itself as the major incident plan which focuses on a specific trigger e.g. the London bombings in 2005 were external major incidents that immediately created more than 700 casualties.3 Communications from ambulance control generally activate hospitals’ major incident responses. Prehospital response subsequently directs casualties to local emergency departments, although more recently NHS...

Article PDF first page preview

Article PDF first page preview
Article PDF first page preview
You do not currently have access to this article.