SAB Structures – Subgroups and task-and-finish groups

To manage their work effectively, SABs need to establish a range of subgroups. Remits vary but subgroups can be concerned with:

Task-and-finish groups may be used for a wide range of functions, including:

Subgroups and task-and-finish groups should have:

The members of subgroups and task-and-finish groups can include agencies and communities of interest that are not members of the SAB itself. They can draw in wider expertise and also promote ‘sign up’ from a wide range of partner agencies.

Typically, subgroups and task-and-finish groups are chaired either by members of the SAB, or their chairs become members of the SAB while they are in role.

Issues to consider include: