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CAWT Development Centre

On behalf of the CAWT partners (Health Service Executive, Western Health and Social Care Trust, Southern Health and Social Care Trust, Strategic Planning and Performance Group (formerly Health and Social Care Board) and the Public Health Agency, the Development Centre facilitates cross border cooperation between the health and social care systems in both jurisdictions and is responsible for ensuring that European Union (EU) funded and other cross border projects are administered in accordance with the standards set out by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), CAWT partner organisations and other funders such as the Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland and the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

CAWT Management Board

The CAWT Management Board comprises the Chief Executive Officers / Senior Managers of the Southern and Western Health and Social Care Trusts, the Public Health Agency and the Strategic Planning and Performance Group in Northern Ireland and the Health Service Executive in the Republic of Ireland. The CAWT Management Board is the policy and decision-making forum responsible for providing strategic direction to the CAWT Partnership.

CAWT Secretariat

The CAWT Secretariat comprises senior management representatives of the partner organisations. The Secretariat aims to maximise the potential for cross border co-operation across all programmes of care. The Secretariat acts as a conduit between Strategy Groups, Project Boards and the Management Board. Members provide support to their respective Management Board representatives and implement the decisions of the Management Board.

CAWT Strategy Groups

Senior representatives from each of the CAWT partner organisations have been nominated by the CAWT Management Board to form cross border strategy groups to guide cross border strategy and integrate cross border work into mainstream activity. In total there are six strategy groups comprised of Senior Managers from Acute, Mental Health, Disability, Population Health, Primary Care and Older People and Children’s Services. These strategy groups developed projects for submission to the INTERREG 2014-2020 programme and are informing proposals for PEACEPLUS, which are focused on bringing added value and benefits to the region by adopting a cross border approach.

CAWT Project Boards

CAWT has established cross border project boards to manage and implement projects.  Project boards are responsible for ensuring that projects are managed effectively, to the agreed timescales and budget, ensuring best value for money.

CAWT Corporate Support Groups

These groups support CAWT’s business in areas of Finance, Human Resources, E-Health, Communications and Procurement.