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Standing Orders – Special Health Authorities

Special Health Authorities in Wales must agree Standing Orders (SOs) that, together with a set of Standing Financial Instructions (SFIs) and a scheme of decisions reserved to the Board; a scheme of delegations to officers and others; and a range of other framework documents set out the arrangements within which the Board, its Committees, Advisory Groups and NHS staff make decisions and carry out their activities - its 'ways of working'. The Standing Orders should be based upon the model determined by the Welsh Government.

At present Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) are the only Special Health Authority in Wales.  There are plans to establish more in the future.

The latest versions of the HEIW model documents, are supplied for your information as attachments on this page.

 The HEIW SOs incorporates the following as Schedules to the HEIW SOs

  • Schedule 1 - HEIW Model Standing Orders, Reservation and Delegation of Powers [September 2018]
  • Schedule 2.1 - HEIW Model Standing Financial Instructions [September 2018]
  • Schedule 3 – Standard Terms of Reference and Operating Arrangements for all Committees of the Board [September 2018]
    • Terms of Reference and Operating Arrangements Audit and Assurance Committee
    • Terms of Reference and Operating Arrangements Remuneration and Terms of Service Committee