Purpose of this policy
The purpose of this policy is to ensure there is a framework for ensuring the NHS Confederation can respond and cope with an unexpected significant incident or major interruption. In doing so the NHS Confederation will be in better place to maintain ‘business as usual’ or minimise potential disruption. This will ensure business continuity is assured to our members and stakeholders.
This policy will also help to ensure that the concept of Business Continuity and our policy and approach is understood by all staff and stakeholders.
This policy applies to everyone working at or with the NHS Confederation
It applies to:
- all staff, including chief executives, directors, senior managers, employees (whether permanent, fixed term or temporary), seconded staff, homeworkers, agency workers and volunteers
- consultants and contractors
- trustees and committee members.
Any employing or contracting manager must ensure that all temporary staff, consultants, or contractors are aware of this policy.
By the NHS Confederation we mean the NHS Confederation charity, any subsidiary companies, and any hosted networked organisation.
The NHS Confederation has designated the Director of People and Governance as the individual who is responsible for ensuring that the NHS Confederation implements this policy.