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Planning for a possible Influenza Pandemic - a framework for planners preparing to manage deaths - consultation.

  • Launch date:
    30 August 2007
  • Closing date:
    30 November 2007
  • Creator/s:
    Home Office
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The Home Office has produced draft guidance for consultation which sets out proposals for the management of potentially large numbers of deaths during an influenza pandemic. The framework is for local planners preparing contingency plans.
The consultation welcomes the views of professionals in the field – both representative organisations and individuals – and of the faith communities on:

  • the practicality of the measures proposed 
  • whether additional or different measures would be helpful and, if so, what
  • whether additional or different guidance might be helpful
  • any concerns about the different ways of working it is suggested will be necessary to deal with these extraordinary events

The draft guidance has been prepared with representatives of the funeral industry, the Faith Communities Consultative Council, the Coroners’ Society, the Local Government Association, LACORS and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities as well as other Government Departments. Representative organisations have been asked to include minority views in addition to the consensus and these will be reflected in the analysis of responses.

Responses to the consultation should be sent by e-mail to:

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