Risk Management

Clinical Commissioning Groups use their knowledge of local health needs to plan and buy services for their local community. This means better care for patients, designed with knowledge of local services and commissioned in response to their needs.

Health and wellbeing boards in every area ensure that services work together to respond to communities’ needs and priorities to inform CCGs and local authorities when they commission services.

Public health is about helping people to stay healthy, and protecting them from threats to their health. The government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness. See the Public Health England website for more information,

Tips on searching the web:

When searching the internet, suggested terms include…

  • “managing risk” / “risk management” / “patient safety” / EPRR/ (risk OR safety) AND culture
  • To limit to NHS papers, try combining your results with: (ccg OR nhs OR Public Health England OR Health and Wellbeing Board). To look for CCG publications add the following to your google search:  site: ccg.nhs.uk (note the space before the CCG.)
  • You can search for terms such as “board paper” / “strategy” to help to locate Trust papers

Also have a look at our summary of tips on searching the web.


Planning for health emergencies policy (for England)  from DH and Cabinet Office
This site includes a summary of the Policy and a list of latest publications. Email update/RSS feed available.

Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response (EPRR)
A programme of work helping NHS organisations plan for, and respond to, a wide range of incidents and emergencies that could affect health or patient care.

Public safety and emergencies – a PHE responsibility

Responsible for NHS Commissioning Board Emergency Preparedness Framework 2013, a strategic national framework containing principles for health emergency planning for all NHS England at all levels including NHS provider organisations, providers of NHS-funded care, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), GPs and other primary and community care organisations.

Improving the UK’s ability to absorb, respond to, and recover from emergencies
Cabinet Office website about reducing risks from emergencies.

Health Protection Agency
Part of Public Health England and working with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation’s health and support healthier choices.


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