We’ve set out how decisions regarding our response to COVID-19 and our recovery are made.
In line with the Public Health Wales Emergency Response Plan, we have revised our governance structure that is in place for decisions regarding our organisational response to COVID-19.
Our Board remains accountable for setting strategic direction, setting the culture and tone for the organisation, ensuring that effective governance and risk management arrangements are in place, and monitoring performance in the effective delivery of the our strategic plan. Whilst the focus has been COVID-19 over recent months, the Board has continued to fulfil its full role, making adjustments as we have gone along.
Since February 2020 the Board has met virtually on a monthly basis and last month, live streaming of the Board resumed using Microsoft Teams. For updates of the Board’s recent meetings please read Jan and Kate’s monthly messages and a recent message from Board Secretary Helen Bushell.
The Business Executive Team, or BET as it is commonly referred to, is chaired by Tracey Cooper and is made up of the Executive Team and Board Secretary. It meets to consider issues and make decisions that impact the organisation as a whole.
Prior to COVID-19, BET met on a monthly basis and was paused during April and May. Since June it has been reactivated and meeting fortnightly.
Its role includes:
The Public Health Wales Gold group is set up in accordance with the Public Health Wales Emergency Response Plan.
Chaired by Dr Quentin Sandifer, the purpose of the group is to provide strategic oversight and direction to the response to COVID-19.
The Gold Group takes overall responsibility for the management of an incident and establishes a strategic framework within which other levels of response will work.
The objectives of the group are:
The Incident Directors for the response are in attendance and are key people involved in the decision making process.