This event aims to raise awareness of the processes and procedures to be undertaken following an outbreak of Gastrointestinal (GI) illness in Cheshire and Merseyside (C&M).
- To test the preparedness of multiagency partners to investigate, control and manage an outbreak of serious foodborne illness, both within and outside working hours.
- To test the capacity and capability of all partners to provide effective public health response, both within and outside working hours.
- To clarify and better understand roles and responsibilities of all partners.
- To support and inform the development of effective multiagency communications, intelligence sharing and support networks.
- To test the alignment between local and the Cheshire and Merseyside Multiagency Infectious Diseases Outbreak Control Plans.
- To consider the resources required during an outbreak and mutual aid arrangements across Cheshire and Merseyside and how these can be achieved.
Who should attend?
C&M Environmental Health Officers (Liverpool City Council, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East, Warrington, Halton, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral); Community Infection Prevention and Control Nurses; Public Health (Directors of Public Health, Specialists and Consultants in Public Health, Public Health Specialty Registrars); Health Protection Consultants and Practitioners; Microbiology Services; Clinical Commissioning Groups (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, South Sefton, Southport and Formby, St Helens, Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, Vale Royal, West Cheshire, Warrington, Wirral); Communication Leads; and other interested parties and professionals, including primary and secondary care colleagues.
The presentations from the event are avaialble here
Topic update presentation here