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Continuity planning toolkit

Continuity planning toolkit

A Continuity Plan (also sometimes called a Disaster Plan, Contingency Plan or Emergency Plan) is designed to ensure that the Practice can continue to operate (as far as possible) in the event of any unexpected disaster, incident or major occurrence which has the potential to de-stabilise the Practice and impact on the short, medium or long term running of the Practice. This includes bricks and mortar, utilities, IT and communications, key personnel, epidemics/pandemics, and any important systems that the Practice relies upon in its day to day operations.

The Continuity Plan can be wide ranging to include not only a 'disaster' but also less severe (but nevertheless disruptive) events such as power loss, security alerts, etc.

Our toolkit describes in simple, plain English, the process of creating a Continuity Plan and provides a risk assessment template (including examples of typical risks), plus a draft of a complete Continuity Plan which you can adapt for your Practice.