Business continuity is a process that helps manage risks to the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service.
It exists to ensure continuity of critical functions in the event of a disruption, and effective recovery afterwards.
The aim of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is to set out the strategies and procedures to be followed so that, as far as is reasonably practicable, the Trust is able to maintain the business continuity of:
- Its civil protection functions – those functions that are required to facilitate the Trust to mount its response to an emergency, whether internal or external to the organisation,
- Its critical functions – those functions that must be maintained whilst also responding to an emergency, and
- Its everyday functions,
with the ultimate aim of restoring the Trust to a situation of normality as quickly and effectively as possible.
More information about business continuity is available on the Sussex Health Emergency Information website.