NHS Organisations need to be able to plan for, respond to and recover for all disruption. ISO 22301 helps organisations identify potential threats to their business and build the capacity/contingency arrangements to deal with unforeseen events. In 2018 & April 23 NHS England Published – Business Continuity Management Toolkit. This document highlights the importance of Business Continuity Management (BCM) in NHS organisations so that they can maintain continuity of key services in the face of disruption from identified local risks. Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (as amended), all NHS organisations have a duty to put in place continuity arrangements. The toolkit is driven by the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle along with being updated in line with both ISO 22301 principles, as well as the Business Continuity Good Practice Guidelines 2018.), and ISO 22313 provides good practice, guidelines and recommendations based on the requirements of ISO 22301.


Policy Details

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Compiled by: Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience
Ratified by: Management Board
Date Ratified: September 2023
Date Issued: September 2023
Review Date: September 2024
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Claire O’Brien, Head of Emergency Planning and Resilience


See also:

  • Local Business Continuity plans on TrustNet
  • Major and Internal Incident Plan
  • Operational Pressure Escalation Plan
  • Surrey Safe Care - Downtime Plan
  • 2023/24 Priorities and operational planning guidance (Jan 23)
  • ISO22301: 2019 - Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements
  • ISO 22313:2020 Societal Security - Business Continuity Management Systems - Guidance


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