Incidents and outbreaks
Supporting materials for Chapter 3
To further support the implementation of Chapter 3, additional resources have been developed.
Download these resources:
- Generic Outbreak checklist
- Draft agenda for an IMT
- SBAR report template
- Full IMT report template
- Incident/Outbreak data collection tool
- Hot Debrief Tool
Reporting of Incidents and outbreaks and data exceedance
National Support Framework 2017
The National Support Framework is a structure that sets out the roles and responsibilities of organisations in the event that a healthcare infection outbreak/incident, data exceedance or Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI) report deems additional support to an NHS Board is required.
It may be invoked by the Scottish Government HAI/AMR Policy unit or by a NHS board to optimise patient safety during or following: any healthcare incident/outbreak(s)/data exceedance or HEI inspectorate visit/report. This framework supersedes CNO algorithm 2015