surge rapid response team

SUPPORTING LOCAL AUTHORITIES TO RESPOND TO COVID

RE:SILIENT has been contracted by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to provide specialist Surge Rapid Response Teams (SRRT) to support local authorities that need additional capabilities or capacity to respond to Covid outbreaks, or to assist with vaccination campaigns.

SRRT capabilities include:

  • Pre-emptive planning. Support pre-emptive planning and preparation, at national, regional and local levels, to ensure rapid and effective outbreak response strategies as part of the NCRC response operation.
  • Response management. Provide ‘in-house’ advanced rapid response management in a multi-agency environment, working closely to support Directors of Public Health (DsPH) and local authorities with planning, coordination and managing of key priorities. 
  • Response teams. Maintain a flexible organisation which allows teams to be mobilised and deployed across England at short notice and at pace and scale to mitigate any short-term shortages of capacity.    
  • Performance improvement and learning lessons. Support cross-departmental working in regional and local authorities to resolve issues quickly and improve performance; identify and promote best practice in dealing with the pandemic.
  • Contingent capability. Maintain a contingent capability to deliver rapid surge support, as and when required.
  • Voluntary sector coordination. Work with volunteer groups and frameworks to support LAs in mobilising volunteers in support of surge activity.

The Surge Rapid Response Teams draw on RE:SILIENT’s operational expertise in crisis response and emergency planning. The SRRT help support local authorities to plan their response and can provide teams of staff at short notice to carry out targeted door-to-door testing or support to local vaccination campaigns.

We work alongside and in close coordination with local partners and occasionally the military. Our team leaders include former military, emergency services and humanitarian responders, with a wealth of operational leadership experience and strong community engagement skills.

SRRT DEPLOYMENTS

BEDFORD

9,133 properties visited in 5 days carrying out PCR testing

BLACKBURN

14,737 properties visited over 3 weekends carrying out PCR testing

BOLTON

30,241 properties visited over 5 weekends carrying out PCR testing

BRIGHTON

6,827 engagements in support of local vaccination campaign

LAMBETH

5,055 properties visited over 3 days carrying out PCR testing

LUTON

ongoing deployment to support vaccination campaign

MIDDLESBROUGH

ongoing deployment to support vaccination campaign

NEWCASTLE

3,268 properties visited in 2 days to support local vaccination campaign

SLOUGH

12,014 properties visited over 3 weekends carrying out PCR testing

SOUTH TYNESIDE

5,379 properties visited in 4 days to support the local vaccination campaign

ST HELENS

14,963 properties visited over 3 weekends carrying out surge testing with LFDs

WARRINGTON

4,473 properties visited in 5 weekends carrying out PCR testing and supporting the local vaccination campaign