Health Protection Framework for the response to an influenza pandemic in Scotland. Version 2.6

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

This document outlines the Health Protection Framework for responding to an influenza pandemic in Scotland, and replaces all previous versions.

It sets out the actions that will be taken by HPS and the Health Protection Teams in each of the NHS boards at each WHO designated pandemic influenza alert Phase and each UK Alert Level (within WHO Phase 6) and is intended for use by all Health Protection staff across Scotland.

This response framework is closely aligned with the Health Protection Agency’s Influenza Pandemic Contingency Plan.

This reflects a deliberate approach to coordinate health protection activity across the UK since the bulk of Health Protection guidance and scientific work during a pandemic will be undertaken by HPA with input from HPS and the devolved administration health protection teams.

Resource information

Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Guideline and Guidance