Healthcare Resilience

Introducing PAS 2015 – Resilience in NHS Organizations/Funded Care

Wednesday 20 October 2010  |  London

Find out how to improve resilience in your organisation and discover what more you can be doing to secure NHS continuity.

This invitation only* launch event will give further information and direction for implementation on PAS 2015 Resilience in NHS Organisation/Funded Care. The event will be held on the 20 October 2010 in central London and will be an afternoon of presentations giving the opportunity to hear directly from the authors of the PAS and key figures in NHS resilience.

A networking reception at the end of the event will provide further opportunity to speak with experts in NHS resilience and network with peers from across the health sector who share a responsibility for NHS continuity and resilience.


* Please note this event is for BSI's NHS customers only.

Three reasons to attend:

  • Receive practical strategies for improving and maintaining resilience for NHS-funded organizations
  • Gain an understanding of PAS 2015, essential given that the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a responsibility on the NHS as Category 1 and Category 2 responders to demonstrate robust resilience and business continuity management
  • Attend a drinks reception and further discuss PAS 2015 with developers of the standard and your peers from across the health sector.

Sponsored by:


Emergency Planning Society


Registration: 14.30
Sessions begin: 15.00
Sessions end: 16.30
Drinks reception: 16.30


Ian Dalton
Managing Director of Provider Development

Dr Penny Bevan CBE
Director of Emergency Preparedness

Phil Storr
Head of NHS Resilience

Agenda - Wednesday 20 October

Opening comments

Anne Hayes, Head of Market Development, BSI Standards

Keynote address

Ian Dalton
Managing Director of Provider Development, Department of Health, England

  • Outline the changing face of health care provision in England and it’s relevance to healthcare delivery
  • Summarise the strategic themes that is important to maintain collective healthcare resilience
  • Explore how director level leadership and the work of the business continuity professionals are crucial to ensuring a resilient NHS.


Understanding the Disruptive Challenges facing the NHS

Dr Penny Bevan CBE
Director of Emergency Preparedness, Department of Health, England

  • An overview of disruptive challenges that may impact on patient care
  • Health care resilience and the integration with the wider UK cross-government civil resilience agenda 
  • Linking the elements of emergency preparedness and business continuity management

NHS Resilience the next steps

Phil Storr
Head of NHS Resilience, Department of Health, England

  • The importance of business continuity management and the responsibilities of category 1 and 2 responders
  • The NHS Resilience Project
  • Discuss the current tools, resources and guidance available to resilience planners, highlighting PAS 2015 and the benefits it offers to practitioners
  • Maintaining momentum in resilience and preparedness during organisational changes.

Closing comments

Networking drinks reception


About PAS 2015

This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) recommends techniques for improving and maintaining resilience for NHS-funded organizations that build on the activities that are already in progress in the organization. In particular, it:

  • provides a generic framework for a resilience programme, incorporating the principles of integrated emergency management (IEM)
  • promotes a consistent approach to, and understanding of, resilience
  • defines and demonstrates the importance of resilience in the context of health
  • provides tangible and practical methods for applying resilience principles to all NHS-funded organizations
  • identifies the BCM processes and the statutory and policy framework that enable health economies to respond to, and recover from, disruptions
  • highlights the relationship between the commissioning and the provision of healthcare services in the context of resilience
  • provides guidance for the implementation of resilience

Who should attend?

This is an invitation only event for those responsible for developing, delivering and managing resilience and continuity strategies as part of the governance of healthcare organisations. Thos in attendance will include:
  • Chairs and non-executive directors
  • Chief executives of NHS organisations
  • Medical directors
  • Directors of nursing and lead nurses
  • Directors in charge of information and communication technology (ICT)
  • Estates and facilities directors
  • Directors in charge of finance, governance, partnerships and related activities
  • Business continuity leads for NHS organizations
  • Operational directors
  • Directors of commissioning
  • Emergency planning managers/officers
  • Risk managers
  • Managers of individual services
  • Independent contractors, including general practitioners, general dental practitioners
  • Practitioners of emergency planning, business continuity and resilience
  • Chief executives and business continuity leads from independent health and social care providers, including third sector and social enterprises
  • Providers of services and supplies to the health sector

Sponsorship Opportunities

BSI are renowned for producing high quality conferences, masterclasses and briefings across a wide range of industries. We combine the sector-specific insight of our research committees with the creativity and professionalism of our in-house conferences team to deliver timely and informative events of the highest calibre.

We understand that different companies have different marketing and business objectives - that’s why the sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer are truly bespoke and designed to meet your needs and expectations. If you would like to engage with high-level delegates and industry experts, whilst at the same time aligning your company with an award-winning brand, then we can create a package that ticks all of your boxes.

Our range of sponsorship packages will help you:
  • Showcase your products and services to senior decision makers in your industry
  • Increase brand awareness within your target market
  • Differentiate your products and services from those of your competitors
  • Maintain existing relationships and generate new leads for future business

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Sponsorship Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 8996 7371
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