CLIO is an extremely versatile management system used by emergency services to plan for and manage a wide variety of mass disasters, critical Incidents, event planning and Civil Resilience response.
In recent years, natural disasters and severe weather such as flooding and snow have caused massive levels of disruption to local services, transport networks and even resulted in evacuations of entire areas in the UK. The 'joined-up' coordination of allocating and deploying resources and effective management of any response is hugely important and not only may patient numbers rise quickly and significantly but staff availability may be affected by their ability or otherwise to get in to hospitals to work.
The various sectors within the health service and associated industries have a constant need to effectively plan for and manage a whole range of critical incidents and events, both spontaneous and pre planned. To ensure that such occasions are properly managed, it is crucial to have a reliable and proven process and also to provide an auditable record of both the circumstances as they unfold and the decisions made as a result.