(a) The national joint consultation committee shall comprise six representatives from each of the two parties. There will be two co-chairs, one from each of the two parties. A quorum shall consist of a minimum of three representatives from each of the two parties, of which one shall be a Chief Executive.
(b) Each of the two parties will determine their own representation on the national joint consultation committee. The parties’ representatives will include persons with the ability to facilitate decision-making.
(c) The Association’s representatives shall include senior medical/dental officers employed by the employer (whose actual and reasonable travel and accommodation costs will be met by the employer) who will be entitled to paid leave under Clause 29 of this agreement.
(d) The Association’s representatives shall include its Executive Director.
(e) The employer’s representatives shall include the chief executive.
(f) Agreed experts and advisers may be invited to participate from time to time.
(g) The national joint consultation committee shall meet at least quarterly and may contribute to the work programme of the district Joint Consultation Committees.
(h) The Committee’s decisions require the agreement of the two parties.
(i) Communications from the Committee shall be jointly agreed by the two parties prior to publication.
j) All actual and reasonable costs will be met by the employer.