Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Public Health Wales Board
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Public Health Wales Board will be held on Thursday 29 July 2021 at 10:00.
Public Health Wales is both the public health institute in Wales and an NHS Trust. The AGM provides the opportunity to engage with us in reviewing the 2020/21 achievements across the breadth of our many roles and responsibilities, and in discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Electronic copies of the Annual Report and the Audited Accounts will be available on the website in both English and Welsh.
The Public Health Wales Board is committed to openness and transparency, and conducts as much of its business as possible in a session that members of the public are normally welcome to attend and observe. However, in light of the current advice and guidance in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we made the decision in March 2020 in the best interests of protecting the public, our staff and Board members agreed to no longer convene or gather in groups for meetings for the foreseeable future.
We are pleased to advise that we are livestreaming our Annual General Meeting on the 29 July 2021 to provide the opportunity for anyone with internet access to observe in real time. The link to the meeting is included below and will also be shared on our social media channels.
As attendees you will be able to observe the meeting in Microsoft Teams—desktop (Windows or Mac), web, or mobile. If you do not have Microsoft Teams, you can also use a browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Edge). Please note Safari is not currently supported.
Board Meeting Papers: Link to Live Event
Electronic copies of the papers are available and accessible to download from the Public Health Wales Board’s website 10 calendar days prior to the meeting via following link: Link to Board Papers
Questions for the Board are welcomed and can be submitted in advance by e-mailing them to the team 3 days before the meeting. Please could you submit all questions by 5pm on Monday 26 July 2021 to PHW.CorporateGovernance@wales.nhs.uk
We will endeavour to answer all questions received in advance within the Question and Answer session of the agenda. Please note any questions that are not addressed within the time available on the agenda will be provided in writing following the meeting and made available on the website.
You will also be able to post a question during the AGM via the Question and Answer facility within Microsoft Teams, if your device allows. Any questions submitted during the AGM will be answered in writing following the meeting. These will be made available via the website at the following link:
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