The Cardiff & Vale Health Board is made up of Executive Directors who are employees of the University Health Board, and Independent Board Members (IMs) who were appointed to the UHB Board by the Minister for Health and Social Services via an open and competitive public appointments process. Together the Board, Executive Team and the locality management structure focus on the health needs of the population of Cardiff and Vale.
The Board meets on a bi-monthly basis at a minimum, in public session. It is supported in the decision-making process by a structure of Committee and Advisory Groups. Dates and venues for the public meetings, and associated agendas, papers and Board minutes can be accessed on the Board Meetings page. They are also available on the individual Committee pages found on the Committees and Advisory Groups page.
This section of our website gives you more information about our Board Members and their role in helping us achieve our vision of becoming an international centre of clinical and leadership excellence.
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 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 Nathan.Saunders2@wales.nhs.uk prior to the meeting.
The agenda and papers for the meeting are available 10 days before the day of the meeting and can be accessed below: