Policies and Plans

These policies are reviewed on a two yearly basis, or more frequently in the light of new government policies, official guidance or evidence.

Dumfries and Galloway Joint Health Protection Plan

DG Joint Health Protection Plan 2016-18
The DG Joint Health Protection Plan 2018-2020 is currently waiting on approval from the relevant governance committees before being uploaded to the website
DG Joint Health Protection Plan 2016-18 [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [943.6 KB]

Dumfries and Galloway Major Emergency Scheme

Partnership Document

Partners Document (downloaded 05/10/15)
Adobe Acrobat document [606.5 KB]

Emergency Response and Recovery Arrangements

Emergency Response and Recovery Arrangements (downloaded 05/10/15)
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]

The National Infection, Prevention & Control Manual

NHS Dumfries and Galloway Health Protection Plans and Policies

DG Public Health Incident Response Plan
DG Public Health Incident Response Plan [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1'021.7 KB]
Pandemic Flu Plan 2015
Minor terminology and contact detail revisions
Pandemic Flu Plan Revised August 2015.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Mass Prophylaxis Plan 2014 Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [194.1 KB]
Guidance for Health Care Workers on managing Needlestick/Sharp Injuries and Human Bites in the General Public
Management of Needlstick Injuries in the[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [864.9 KB]
Policy for the Control of Meningococcal Infection
Meningitis Policy 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.0 MB]

NB - please read the note about the use of Men B Vaccine in the management of Meningococcal Infection. Click Here

Haemophilus Influenzae Meningitis
Haemophilus Influenzae Meningitis 2017.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [775.6 KB]
Policy for Legionella Infection
Legionella 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Tuberculosis: Clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control in Dumfries and Galloway.
TB_Policy Final 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [779.9 KB]
Exclusion Policy for the management of Gastrointestinal Infections
ExclusionPolicy November 2017 (updated l[...]
Microsoft Word document [2.3 MB]
Influenza Vaccination for Individuals Anticipated to Experience and extended Hosptial Stay (> 21 days)
Influenza vaccination of patients during[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [234.6 KB]
Hepatitis B Protocol - update in progress
Adobe Acrobat document [67.8 KB]
Absent or Dysfunctional Spleen Vaccination Protocol
HPT Absent or Dysfunctional Spleen Proto[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [194.1 KB]

National Policies

HPS Infection, Prevention & Control in Childcare Settings September 2015
Childcare Guideline_DocumentV_9_temp (2)[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

Contact Us:

NHS Dumfries & Galloway Health Protection & Screening

Crichton Hall




Health Protection Team

Tel 01387 272724

Fax 01387 272759



Immunisation Team

Tel 01387 244368




Screening Team

Tel 01387 244375



Child Health Team

Tel 01387 244367



Diabetic Retinopathy

Tel 01387 244310




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