Key Points
  • Preparing for a second wave: the impact of COVID-19, what we have learnt and how we respond to future emergencies
  • Enacting JESIP principles to improve interoperability while planning for and responding to a major incident
  • Ensuring service and business continuity during emergency incidents to help reduce the impact to the public
  • Improving planning for a range of major incidents on the community risk register to help develop resilience and enhance recovery time
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Overview
Expert Speakers

  • Professor David Alexander, Vice-President, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management *Distinguished Research Award, International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management
  • Beverly Grififths, Resilience Capacity Lead, Emergency Planning College – Cabinet Office
  • Alex Darling, Contingency Planning & Resilience Manager, South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chief Superintendent Phil Davis, COVID-19 Organisational Recovery Lead, Greater Manchester Police *Innovative Access to Public Services, iNetwork Award Winner
  • Caroline Fiore, Resilience Manager, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tom Knox, Head of Resilience and Emergencies, North Yorkshire County Council
  • Stephen Dickson, Lead Emergency Planning & Resilience Consultant – Emergency Planning & Resilience Team, Essex County Council *ALARM, RISK Awards Winner 2019
  • Hannah Moffett, Mortality Management Group Adviser and Liaison Resilience Officer, LONDON Resilience and London Fire Brigade
  • Allan Cordwell, Head of Group Emergency Planning - Resilience & Response Unit & Reserve Forces Champion, The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

    Join Westminster Insight’s annual Emergency Preparedness Forum to explore how to improve planning and resilience to major incidents across different sectors including health, police, and fire and rescue service. As we face an unprecedented health emergency, we will consider the lessons we can learn to improve emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

    Review the impact of COVID-19 on different agencies including the challenges they have faced.You will explore how to be better prepared for a potential second wave, engaging the public with messaging and business continuity. Hear how to implement Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles helping to enhance your preparedness and response to major incidents. Sharing high-quality interoperability standards to improve management, communication and accuracy, you will gain actionable strategies to help develop a resilient workforce.

    You will learn fromcurrent and past emergencies including flooding and COVID-19 to understand how to create robust plans that can support your organisation and local community through a major incident. Explore best practice for warning and informing, ensuring public awareness and safety while avoiding unnecessarily behavioural changes.


Agenda
Start

09:30 - 09:45
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor David Alexander Vice-President, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

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09:40 - 10:10
Developing Emergency Preparedness to Improve Resilience and Response

 
  • Planning for emergency response and recovery to improve the resilience of services in light of COVID-19
  • Understanding horizon scanning, preparing for new risks, what we need to prepare for and how this was implemented during COVID-19
  • Building multi-agency planning to enhance resilience and response
Questions and Discussion 10:00 - 10:10 


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Beverly Griffiths Resilience Capacity Lead, Emergency Planning College – Cabinet Office

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10:10 - 10:50
Utilising Interoperability to Enhance Multi-Agency Collaboration and Planning

 
  • Implementing JESIP when dealing with major incidents to help improve response
  • Outlining high-quality interoperability standards to improve management, communication and accuracy
  • Creating resilience in the workforce, engaging employees to help with business and service continuity plans
  • Working with the community and local resilience forums to assess and maintain Community Risk Registers
Questions and Discussion 10:40 - 10:50

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Alex Darling Contingency Planning & Resilience Manager, South East Coast Ambulance Service

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10:50 - 11:10
Break

 

11:10 - 11:50
Panel Discussion: Warning and Informing to Ensure Public Awareness and Safety

 
  • Ensuring the public are advised of risks before an emergency and planning how to keep people well informed in the event of an emergency
  • Evaluating how warning and informing has been used during COVID-19
  • Deciding when, how, what and to whom warnings should be issued to ensure public safety
  • Educating the public so they are well prepared and more likely to follow national guidelines during an emergency 
Questions and Discussion 11:40 - 11:50
 

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Stephen Dickson Lead Emergency Planning & Resilience Consultant - Emergency Planning & Resilience Team, Essex County Council

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Hannah Moffett Mortality Management Group Adviser and Liaison Resilience Officer, LONDON Resilience and London Fire Brigade

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Allan Cordwell Head of Group Emergency Planning - Resilience & Response Unit & Reserve Forces Champion, The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

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11:50 - 12:40
Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from COVID-19

 
  • Reviewing the global pandemic and what worked both nationally and internationally
  • Considering how previous preparation and planning impacted the UK’s approach to COVID 19
  • Overcoming the impact to NHS, emergency services and local communities
  • Using COVID 19 to help inform future emergency planning, warning and inform strategies and JESIP 
Questions and Discussion 12:25 - 12:40

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Phil Davies Chief Superintendent - GMP Information Services Transformation, Greater Manchester Police

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Caroline Fiore Resilience Manager, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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12:40 - 13:10
Case Study: Building Flood Resistance in the UK

 
  • Creating robust flood plans by tackling standards of preparedness for major flooding events
  • Learning from local forums on developing community resilience to flooding
  • Improving how technology and innovation can be used to help prevent flooding 

Questions and Discussion 13:00 - 13:10

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Tom Knox Head of Resilience and Emergencies, North Yorkshire County Council

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13:10 - 13:20
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Allan Cordwell Head of Group Emergency Planning - Resilience & Response Unit & Reserve Forces Champion, The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

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Hannah Moffett Mortality Management Group Adviser and Liaison Resilience Officer, LONDON Resilience and London Fire Brigade

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Tom Knox Head of Resilience and Emergencies, North Yorkshire County Council

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Beverly Griffiths Resilience Capacity Lead, Emergency Planning College – Cabinet Office

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Phil Davies Chief Superintendent - GMP Information Services Transformation, Greater Manchester Police

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Professor David Alexander Vice-President, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management

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Alex Darling Contingency Planning & Resilience Manager, South East Coast Ambulance Service

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Stephen Dickson Lead Emergency Planning & Resilience Consultant - Emergency Planning & Resilience Team, Essex County Council

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Caroline Fiore Resilience Manager, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

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Venue details

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