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Emergency Planning and Response

An Emergency Preparedness group tasked by the Dean, Professor Dianne Rekow, to consider the gaps in preparedness for extreme events for staff and students not involved in major alert procedures consulted widely with key stakeholders internally and externally to King’s. The group came up with two immediate recommendations before the Olympics, as below. This information is aimed at staff, students and visitors.

Emergency Preparedness Action Sheets

The emergency preparedness action sheets have been developed, aimed at  complementing and supplementing the existing organisations’ (King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust and King’s College London) emergency planning arrangements.

The sheets include helpful suggestions of actions within the existing lines of command. They have been produced in advance of the Olympics following wide consultation with student and staff representatives, the College Health and Safety and Resilience Departments, the Health Protection Agency UK, and the Dental Clinical Academic Group (CAG).

Health Protection Agency (HPA) Online module

A short online module with the UK Health Protection Agency and the Centre of Technology Enhanced Learning (CTEL) at King's is now universally available. Online moduleThe Health Protection Agency: Emergency Planning and Response provides 30 minutes of webcasts from the HPA on their integrated response to extreme events, their planning for the Olympics and international guidance. There is also an online disaster game to play.

Please use the link on the right to access the module.

For staff, the module attracts 2 hours of CPD. You may access the module as a guest. If you wish to obtain CPD points, King's registered personnel will first need to log in as a guest and then click the self-enrol button in the bottom left of screen, and then re-log in using their usual King's ID. Subsequent log ins are by your usual King's ID.

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