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Committee Meetings and Papers

Joint Committee Meetings are normally held bi-monthly and are open to the public. This allows the public to see that decisions are made in an open and transparent way. It also demonstrates the accountability of the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) to Welsh residents. However, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in us having to make some temporary changes to the way in which the Joint Committee operates.

During the COVID-19 crisis, Joint Committee meetings will be held virtually. Given that the Joint Committee will not meet in person for some time, virtual meetings and electronic communication will be key to the Joint Committee's functionality. As a result of this, members of the public will be unable to attend in person. If members of the public wish to observe a meeting, they may be able to do so via Microsoft Teams – if this is of interest, please contact Helen Tyler by e-mail or by telephone 01443 443 443 ext. 78121

To facilitate as much transparency and openness as possible, WHSSC will continue to:

  • Publish Joint Committee agendas as far in advance as reasonably possible
  • Publish Joint Committee papers as far in advance as reasonably possible - recognising that some may be tabled and therefore published after the event. We will also increase our use of oral reporting which will be captured in the meeting minutes 
  • Provide for written questions to be taken at Joint Committee meetings and responses provided immediately following meetings

Meeting Documents



Please contact us for more information about our Joint Committee meetings or for papers prior to 2016/2017.