Chapter 6: Reviewing and Exercising the Plan
6.1 This plan is a “living document” and is subject to regular and on-going review by the Scottish Government ( SG) with input from industry and other stakeholders.
6.2 In order to maintain a state of readiness, in the absence of disease, it is necessary to exercise the plan and train appropriate staff on a regular basis. The scale, nature and frequency of such exercises will depend on the organisational role and responsibilities and the levels of existing training and experience within any organisation which has a role to play in disease control. The lessons learnt from exercises or from dealing with outbreaks of disease will inform revisions to this plan.
6.3 The Animal and Plant Health Agency ( APHA) has a performance target for local and national exercises, which requires each APHA to plan, deliver and evaluate exotic animal disease exercises in liaison with policy customers and local operational partners on an annual basis.
6.4 Any comment or questions relating to the content of this plan should be sent to:Endemic Disease Control
Animal Health and Welfare Division
Tel: 0300 244 3338
Email: Frances Hepburn Frances Hepburn
Telephone: Central Enquiries Unit 0300 244 4000