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Business continuity management

The purpose of Business Continuity Management (BCM) in NHSScotland is to ensure the continuous operational delivery of critical healthcare services when faced with a range of disruptive challenges, e.g. staff shortages, denial of access, failures in technology, loss of utility services and failure of key suppliers.

The Scottish Government has a responsibility to promote the implementation of BCM across NHSScotland and to review the BCM arrangements of NHS Boards in Scotland designated as Category 1 Responders in terms of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.