Issue - meetings


Meeting: 18/04/2012 - Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee (Item 10)

10 JOINT HEALTH PROTECTION PLAN 2012 - 2014 pdf icon PDF 598 KB

Report by Regulatory Services Manager



The Public Health, etc (Scotland) Act 2008 requires each NHS Health Board to prepare a Joint Health Protection Plan (JHPP) every 2 years in consultation with their local authorities within their area.  The Plan requires to be approved by each local authority and the NHS Board.  The inaugural Plan was developed for 2010 – 2012 and approved by Members of the PPSL Committee on 21 April 2010.  Consideration was given to the 2012 – 2014 Plan which outlines national and local priorities and the health protection arrangements between NHS Highland, Argyll and Bute Council and Highland Council.




The Committee agreed to:-


1.        Note the work being undertaken across the health protection agenda which goes largely unrecognised until there is a significant incident where the measures come to the fore;


2.        Approve the Joint Health Protection Plan 2012 – 2014; and


3.        Place a requirement on the Regulatory Services Manager, as the Council’s Designated Competent Person under the Act, to sign the plan on behalf of the Council and to implement the necessary measures to meet this plan and to provide an interim progress report for the April 2013 Committee.


(Reference: Report by Regulatory Services Manager dated March 2012 and NHS Highland Area Joint Health Protection Plan April 2012 – March 2014, submitted)