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Incident Management

Health Protection Incident Management is a generic term used to define the range of measures taken in response to specific outbreaks or incidents that threaten the health of the public.



Training event : Evidence Based Guidance Training
Date: 18th December 2014

Following the Evidence based guidance training event that took place on Thursday 18th December 2014 please find detailed below are copies of presentations.

Programme (PDF)
Introduction to Critical Appraisal. (PowerPoint)

Developing Evidence-Based Guidelines for Health Protection  - An overview of the process. (PowerPoint)

Health Protection Guideline - A Board Health Protection Nurse Perspective. (PowerPoint)
Identifying the evidence. (PowerPoint)
Quality appraisal tools (QATs). (PDF)

Detailed below are links to pages containing additional information that was referenced at the training event.

Evidence-based decision-making in infectious diseases epidemiology, prevention and control: matching research questions to study designs and quality appraisal tools accessible at


DECIDE: Tools for decision making and dissemination under development: | DECIDE (2011 – 2015)

GIN: Welcome to G-I-N — Guidelines International Network  


In 2009 NES and HPS through HPEAG produced 'An education and training outline for health protection incident management in Scotland' (pdf).

The overall aim of the outline is to influence the development of a consistent and coherent approach to education and training for health protection incident management. It can achieve this by setting out the general areas applicable to all education and training in the field, with the expectation that individuals pursuing education development in specialist areas would progress from this generic foundation.