Derbyshire Health United are members of the Derbyshire Emergency Planning Forum. This group brings together all the organisations who will be involved in responding to an emergency that may occur in Derbyshire. DHU works with the County and City Councils, local hospitals and the East Midlands Ambulance Service with all other parts of the local NHS, the Police and voluntary organisations.
Plans are developed and tested to ensure that if a major emergency occurs that DHU are able to contribute to keeping services running and ensuring local people are cared for appropriately. In 2009, during the Swine Flu Pandemic, DHU set up an emergency call centre which ensured local people were able to get supplies of anti-viral drugs. Derbyshire Prepared (Opens in a new window)