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Summary of latest NHS England Emergency Preparedness Resilience and Response (EPRR) guidance
  1. Seth Makin1 and
  2. S Groves2
  1. 1Army Medical Services, Camberley, UK
  2. 2EPRR, NHS England, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Seth Makin, Army Medical Services, Camberley, UK ; smakin{at}


The National Health Service (NHS) England Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response Framework exists to provide a structure by which NHS England and NHS-funded bodies prepare for and respond to a range of emergencies. This framework exists to ensure that in emergencies the NHS retains the capability to deliver appropriate care to patients. Rather than dealing with individual scenarios, the framework aims to maintain the adaptability and capacity to deal with a variety of emergencies, their consequences and guide recovery plans. This paper summarises this guidance and elucidates the reasoning and mechanisms by which this care will be facilitated and delivered.

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  • Contributors SM conceived the paper and drafted the manuscript. SG provided much information and contributed substantially to the paper’s revision.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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