Board Meetings are held on a regular basis and are open to the public. This allows the public to see that decisions are made in an open and transparent way. It also demonstrates the accountability of the Health Board to the residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
Guidelines for members of the public observing Board meetings held in public
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Government set out social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction in order to reduce the transmission of the virus.
In accordance with this advice, and direction from Welsh Government, the Health Board made the decision in March 2020 to hold its Board meetings virtually until further notice. The Board agreed to assess the situation on a regular basis given its clear commitment to conducting its business openly and transparently.
Those people interested in observing the public Board are asked to register their interest beforehand by emailing Raj.Khan@wales.nhs.uk or Nathan.Saunders2@wales.nhs.uk . You will then be provided with a Microsoft Teams meeting link and guidelines for observing.
The public Board meetings will be organised in a way that allows interested people to observe the proceedings and Board discussion, but it is important to stress that these are meetings that take place in public and are not public meetings, which means that those people who join the meeting cannot take part.
In order to manage meetings effectively, no provision is given for members of the public to ask questions during the meeting.
Members of the public are in attendance as observers, and should anyone have any questions, they may submit a written question via Raj.Khan@wales.nhs.uk or Nathan.Saunders2@wales.nhs.uk prior to the meeting.