Board

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Board meetings are normally held in public.  However, in order to reduce the risks relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be holding our Board meetings remotely until further notice. The Trust remains committed to conducting our business in an open and transparent way but in such unusual times, the public will not be able to attend in person. Public board papers will be available on the Trust website.

Our board meetings

Open meetings

The Board is committed to conducting its business in an open and transparent way. The majority of Board business will therefore be carried out in public. Items will automatically be listed for inclusion in the open agenda unless the test outlined above indicates debate in a closed session is required.

Closed meetings

Meetings closed to the public will be to consider items that are not suitable for debate in public at the time of the meeting (or at all) such as (but not limited to):

  • Issues which are commercially sensitive or may negatively impact upon the trust’s commercial interests.
  • Reports containing personal information that would breach the Trust’s duty of confidentiality e.g identification of patients or staff.
  • Information obtained or provided in confidence. 
  • Items which are professionally or legally privileged.

Reports of serious untoward incidents will routinely be taken in closed sessions. Minutes of closed Board meetings held will not be published.

How, where and when?

Board meetings will be held on the *last Wednesday of each month. It will meet initially in closed format for a maximum period of two hours. Directors will agree during the course of the meeting which items can then be reported as outcomes during the open public session.

The open meeting will follow. Agenda and supporting reports for all meetings held in the presence of the public will be made available on the Trust’s website seven days before the meeting.

Meetings will be held at different locations across the Trust’s footprint, in NHS facilities where they are available. Details of upcoming meetings will be announced on the Trust’s website and via the staff e-newsletter CWPessential, with a request that staff display notice of the meeting in waiting areas and staff rooms.

*excepting August when there will be no meeting, when the final Wednesday falls within a school holiday period and in December when the meeting will be held on the second or third Wednesday.

Dates for 2020 / 21

Date and time

Venue

 

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Board Meeting

At 9.30am- Closed

At 13:00pm- Public

Trust HQ, Redesmere

 See meeting agenda

 

Wednesday 25 March 2020

Board Meeting

At 9.30am- Closed

At 13.00pm - Public

 Held via video conference

 See meeting agenda

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Board Meeting

At 9.30am - Closed

At 13.00pm - Public

Trust HQ, Redesmere

See meeting agenda

Wednesday 29 July 2020

Board Meeting

At 9.30am - Closed

At 13.00pm - Public

Trust HQ, Redesmere

 

See meeting agenda

 

Wednesday 30 September 2020

Board Meeting

At 9.30am - Closed

At 13.00pm - Public

Trust HQ, Redesmere

 

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Board Meeting

At 9.30am - Closed

At 13.00pm - Public

Trust HQ, Redesmere

 

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Board Meeting

At 9.30am - Closed

At 13.00pm - Public

Trust HQ, Redesmere

 

If you have any questions or problems accessing the meeting agendas, please contact the corporate affairs team on 01244 397381.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is a non-executive Committee of the Board responsible for: 

  • Governance, risk management and internal control
  • Internal/external audit audit
  • Other assurance functions
  • Anti- fraud
  • Statutory reporting

Read the terms of reference for the Audit Committee

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