NHS Dumfries & Galloway

Major Incident Command Structure

As with all major incidents a command team has been set up in the region that is dedicated to preparing, planning and taking actions on behalf of the community in relation to COVID-19.

The team is a collaboration of Health and Social Care Partners, the Local Authority, Police, Fire Services and the Scottish Ambulance service.

The structure is split into three levels as follows:

Gold Command is in overall control and provides Strategic oversight for the organisation’s Business Continuity response. Gold Command includes Executive & Director Level Managers.

Silver Command manages Tactical implementation of the direction given by Gold Command and co-ordinates actions that are completed by Bronze.  Silver Command is made up of Senior Management Level and Subject Matter Experts.

Bronze Command delivers the organisation’s response at the Operational level.  Bronze Commands are led by Departmental Managers and their local Managers.