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.