PVG Scheme for Members of Boards of Health Bodies: A Consultation

Closed 23 Nov 2018

Opened 31 Aug 2018

Results expected 1 Jan 2019


We intend to make it a requirement for members of Boards of Health Bodies to be members of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

This consultation paper provides information about current policy regarding background checks for Board Members - both executive and non-executive members and sets out the reasons why we would like to introduce this policy.

Why We Are Consulting

It is our view that the policy should be implemented for all Board members, both non-executive members and executive members and to all members of Boards of all Health Bodies. We are not seeking views on whether to implement the policy, but more on whether it is necessary to implement the policy to all Board members and for all Health Bodies.

Responses will help us develop our policy regarding PVG Scheme membership for members of Boards of Health Bodies.


  • Public bodies
  • NHS
  • Health Organisations


  • Health and Social Care