The following departmental staff attended the departmental board away day on 11 and 12 September 2008:
Hugh Taylor (Permanent Secretary)
David Nicholson (NHS Chief Executive)
Liam Donaldson (Chief Medical Officer)
David Behan (Director General Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships)
Richard Douglas (Director General for Finance and Chief Operating Officer)
Richard Mundon (Director of Operations)
Ralph Coulbeck (Policy Adviser, Office of NHS Chief Executive)
Alison Ismail (Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary)
Stephen Mitchell (Head of Governance).
The total amount of expenses claimed by those who attended the away day was £626.20. This includes train fares to and from the hotel.