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Staff Security Info UK Threat Level

The security of our staff is paramount within NHSGGC. To enable our line managers to support their staff, the Human Resources teams monitor the international threat level for the UK. The UK threat levels are set by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC)

JTAC analyses and assesses all intelligence relating to international terrorism, at home and overseas. It sets threat levels and issues warnings of threats and other terrorist-related subjects for customers from a wide range of government departments and agencies, as well as producing more in-depth reports on trends, terrorist networks and capabilities.

JTAC brings together counter-terrorist expertise from various organisations. This information is analysed and then shared across UK Government organisations.

JTAC works closely with MI5, which manages investigations into terrorist activity in the UK. This enables it to assess the nature and extent of the threat in this country.

Current national threat level

The five UK threat levels are categorised as follows:

  • Low means an attack is highly unlikely
  • Moderate means an attack is possible, but not likely
  • Substantial means an attack is likely
  • Severe means an attack is highly likely
  • Critical means an attack is highly likely in the near future

The UK threat level was lowered from Severe to Substantial on 09 February 2022.

If you are concerned about security within your workplace, you should discuss your concerns with your line manager in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Human Resources Support and Advice Unit for further guidance.