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HPA Exercise Programme

Rescue services worker on HPA exercise

The Emergency Response Department runs a series of exercises, funded by the Department of Health, to test emergency preparedness in the health service community. These exercises test current health emergency plans, helping to ensure that a wide cross-section of organisations can respond in a rapid and co-ordinated way to a range of incidents.

  • Exercise Black Gold
    Business continuity resulting from fuel supply disruption 14 April 2010 East of England
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Child’s Play
    E coli outbreak with hospitals under pressure 12 May 2010 North West
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Milo
    Field exercise of chemical incident at international sporting event 29 June 2010 London
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Blue Polaris
    Radiation dispersal devices, 22 September 2010
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Eagle Owl
    Hospital fire and evacuation, 5 October 2010
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Short Sermon
    Nuclear Accident Response, 12 October 2010
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Coriolis
    Preparation for winter pressures, 14 October 2010
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Nightingale
    Gas explosion in a shopping centre, 19 January 2011
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Brighton Belle
    Mass casualty incident involving children, 23 February 2011
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Tom Thumb
    White powder incident, 24 March 2011
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011
  • Exercise Aquarius
    Chemical incident and decontamination, 29 –31 March 2011
    Added/updated: 28 April 2011