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Standing Orders and Financial Instructions

Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales are required to agree Standing Orders (SOs) for the regulation of their proceedings and business. They are designed to translate the statutory requirements set out in Local Health Boards (Constitution, Membership, and Procedures) (Wales) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/779 (W.67)) into day to day operating practice, and, together with the adoption of a Scheme of decisions reserved to the Board; a Scheme of delegations to officers and others; and Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs), they provide the regulatory framework for the business conduct of the LHB.

These documents from the key elements upon which the LHB’s governance and accountability framework is developed, are designed to ensure the achievement of the standards of good governance set for the NHS in Wales.

Standing Orders (V24)

EqIA of Standing Orders

Standing Orders Schedule 1 (SORD) (approved January 2020)

V14 Schedule 2.1 SFIs and Annex 1 (Toolkit for grants v procurement). 

Schedule 3 Committee terms of reference

Schedule 4.1  WHSSC Model Standing Orders Reservation and Delegation of Powers 25 March 2021 v5 Final

Annex 2.1 WHSSC Model SFIs 25 March 2021 v5 Final

Schedule 4.2  EASC Model SOs Reservation and Delegation of Powers 25 March 2021 v2 Final

Schedule 5 Advisory Groups terms of reference

Covid-19 Arrangements_Welsh Health Circular 2020 011 - Model Standing Orders - LHBs Trusts WHSSC and EASC - Temporary Amendments July 2020

Operational SoRDs

Central Area Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

East Area Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Estates and Facilities Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Executive Director of Public Health Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Finance Operational SoRD, Aug 2020 

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Nursing and Midwifery Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Office of the Board Secretary Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Office of the Deputy CEO Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Office of the Medical Director Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

Planning and Performance Operational SoRD, Aug 2020 

Primary and Community Care Operational SoRD, Aug 2020 

Secondary Care Operational SoRD, Aug 2020 

Therapies and Health Sciences Operational SoRD, Aug 2020

West Area Operational SoRD, Aug 2020 

WoD Operational SoRD, Jan 2020

For further information, please contact:

Dawn Sharp
Assistant Director - Deputy Board Secretary
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 
Block 5 Carlton Court, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph LL17 0JG
E-mail: dawn.sharp@wales.nhs.uk

Liz Jones
Assistant Director, Corporate Office
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Block 5 Carlton Court, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph LL17 0JG
E-mail: Liz.Jones5@wales.nhs.uk

Faye Pritchard
PA to Sue Hill, Executive Director of Finance
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Block 5 Carlton Court, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph LL17 0JG
E-mail: Faye.Pritchard2@wales.nhs.uk