Civil Contingencies Act

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (CCA) establishes a clear set of roles and responsibilities for those involved in emergency preparation and response at the local level. It requires organisations in the health system (emergency services, local authorities, NHS bodies) to prepare for adverse events and incidents. 

Organisations must demonstrate they have undertaken risk assessments, and that Carbon Reduction Delivery Plans are in place in accordance with emergency preparedness and civil contingency requirements.

The NHS Statement on Internal Control is an annual reporting requirement for NHS organisations and will help them meet their CCA obligations.  It provides assurance that resources are being appropriately managed.  It includes mandatory disclosures on climate change adaptation and mitigation ensuring that risk assessments have been undertaken and plans are in place to comply not only with the Climate Change Act but also with the Civil Contingencies Act.

Details of the Civil Contingencies Act can be found on here