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Board meetings

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Our board meets regularly to discuss our work.

We are committed to openness and transparency. The board conducts as much of its business as possible in a session that the public are welcome to attend and observe. To protect confidentiality some business is discussed in a private session.

If you wish to attend one of the sessions that are held in public, please email secretariat@cqc.org.uk at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

You can also watch the meetings on this website, either live as they take place or as recordings once they are finished.

The agenda and meeting papers are available on this page a few days before each meeting.

Latest papers and meeting videos

Attending a board meeting

When you arrive at our head office, please report to ground floor reception.

At the end of the meeting, if time permits, the chair may invite members of the public to ask a question or briefly address the board. Questions should be:

  • addressed through the chair
  • about matters under consideration or of current public interest
  • submitted to the Secretariat in advance, if about a specific matter, so we can find relevant information.

We may not be able to answer a question fully in public session, for example, if it could disclose personal details.

Visitors may take written notes, but using mobile devices during a meeting is not allowed unless the board gives prior agreement.

At the end of the public session, please leave the building promptly.

Public session

Items discussed in public board usually include:

  • policies, reports and strategic plans.
  • committee reports.
  • strategic risk register and staff survey results.

Private session

We only discuss items in private session to protect confidentiality. These include:

  • cases that may identify people who use services, carers or staff members
  • specific CQC regulatory action (public discussion may affect the findings)
  • commercially-sensitive information and legal advice.
Last updated:
22 July 2016