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Local Partnership Forum (LPF)

The purpose of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board's Local Partnership Forum (LPF) is to :

  • Establish a regular and formal dialogue between the Board’s Executive and the staff organisations on matters relating to workforce and health service issues.
  • Enable employers and staff organisations to put forward issues affecting the workforce.
  • Provide opportunities for staff organisations and managers to input into organisation service development plans at an early stage.
  • Consider the implications on staff of service reviews and identify and seek to agree new ways of working.
  • Consider the implications for staff of NHS reorganisations at a national or local level and to work in partnership to achieve mutually successful implementation.
  • Appraise and discuss in partnership the financial performance of the organisation on a regular basis.
  • Appraise and discuss in partnership the Board services and activity and its implications.
  • Provide opportunities to identify and seek to agree quality issues, including clinical governance, particularly where such issues have implications for staff.
  • Communicate to the staff partners the key decisions taken by the Board and senior management.
  • Consider national developments in NHS Wales Workforce & Organisational Strategy and the implications for the Board including matters of service re-profiling.
  • Negotiate on matters subject to local determination.
  • Ensure staff organisation representatives are afforded reasonable paid time off to undertake trade union duties. 
  • Develop in partnership appropriate facilities arrangements using A4C Facilities Agreement as a minimum standard.

The full role of the Forum is detailed in the Terms of Reference (updated March 2024)

The Forum provides an annual report of activity to the Board

Chaired in Rotation: Interim Chief Executive  / Mrs Jan Tomlinson, Staff side Chair
Lead Director:  Executive Director Workforce and Organisational Development

Secretariat contact:  Fiona Lewis 

The minutes are accessible via the links below when approved.  Agendas are available below 

Date of meeting


Approved minutes
16.1.24 Postponed
10.10.23 Approved Minutes
11.7.23 postponed to 7.8.23 Approved Minutes
11.4.23  Approved Minutes
10.1.23 Approved Minutes
11.10.22 Approved Minutes
19.7.22 Approved Minutes
12.4.22 Approved Minutes
25.1.22 Approved Minutes
12.10.21 Approved Minutes
26.7.21 Approved Minutes
13.4.21 Approved Minutes
19.1.21 Approved Minutes
20.10.20 Approved Minutes
7.7.20 Approved Minutes


7.1.20 Approved Minutes
8.11.19 Extraordinary Meeting Approved Minutes
8.10.19 Approved Minutes
9.7.19 Approved Minutes
25.4.19 Approved Minutes
8.1.19 Approved Minutes



For previous minutes and papers, please contact the relevant Secretariat as named above