NHSCFA Board meeting 7th July 2022

Minutes of NHSCFA Board meeting - FCG-BOA-MIN - Meeting – 07.07.22

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Date: 07/07/22

Meeting time 09:00 – 09:30

Meeting title: NHSCFA Board Meeting (Extraordinary)


  • (TT) Tom Taylor (Non-Executive Director – Chair, NHSCFA)
  • (JS) Jayne Scott (Non-Executive Director, NHSCFA)
  • (AF) Andrew Flanagan (Non-Executive Director, NHSCFA)
  • (GH) Gaon Hart (Non-Executive Director, NHSCFA)
  • (AR) Alex Rothwell (Chief Executive Officer, NHSCFA)
  • (MJB) Matthew Jordan-Boyd (Director of Finance & Corporate Governance, NHSCFA)
  • (TM) Tricia Morrison (Director of Performance & Improvement, NHSCFA)


  • (PG) Paul Golightly (Head of DHSC AFU)
  • (AS) Ann Sturgess (Head of Business Support & Board Secretary, NHSCFA)
  • (SS) Sonia Sousa (Governance & Assurance Assistant, NHSCFA) note taker


  • (MS) Martin Spencer (Non-Executive Director, NHSCFA)
  • (AC) Alyson Coates (Non-Executive Director, NHSCFA)


TT welcomed all to the meeting and in name of the Board thanked MJB and all those involved for all their hard work on the 2021-22 Annual Report & Accounts (ARA).


Apologies were received from Martin Spencer and Alyson Coates.

Declarations of interest

No new declarations of interest were made.

NAO Audit Completion report

MJB introduced the Audit Completion Report from NAO which had been previously circulated and considered via email by the Board members. He confirmed the report was accurate and fair.

JS highlighted that the management responses to the recommendations made by NAO in the report will be discussed in detail in the next ARAC.

Annual Report & Accounts

MJB referred the Annual Report & Accounts provided a correct reflection of the year it relates to. ARA

TT supported the ARAC recommendation to approve the ARA subject to any further amendments, if required, to be circulated to the Board members via email. This was endorsed by all the other Board members.

Action Point – Any alterations to the ARA between Board approval and Certification to be circulated by email to Board members to note.

With regards to the Financial Targets (pg. 14), GH suggested that, for future reports, there explanations on why targets were not achieved is expanded.

The Board accepted and approved the 2021-22 Annual Report and Accounts subject to the conditions mentioned above.

ARAC Annual Report to the Board

TT referred to the ARAC Annual Report to the Board which was very clear and thorough and thanked the Committee for their hard work and assurance given during the past year.

Public meeting date

Due to current political situation, it was agreed to postpone the decision on a date for the public meeting until after the expected laying date (14th July).

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