Board meetings

Meetings of the Board of Directors are held in public starting at 11am, any exceptions to this will be listed in the papers below. Future meetings will take place as follows;

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Government has advised on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. As a result the Trust has made the decision to hold its Board of Directors meetings virtually until further notice, and will aim to record the public part of the meeting, which will be uploaded to our website shortly after the meeting. 

Public Health England (PHE) is leading the national COVID-19 response and providing messaging and advice to the public. You can read the latest Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England advice here. The agenda and papers will be available to download below.

Future Meeting Dates:
25 March 2020 
20 May 2020 
29 July 2020 
30 September 2020
02 December 2020 

Papers for each board meeting will be available to download below and copies will be available at the meeting. We do not send out copies in advance. 

If you wish to attend a board meeting and require support such as interpreting or require the papers in other formats, please contact Rebecca Holden on 0300 304 2070 or  

For Board meetings held on Trust premises these are filmed and live streamed on Facebook and we keep an archive of the films here. The patient story part of the meeting will not be live streamed and members of the public who attend the meetings in person will not be filmed. There may be occasions where it will not be possible to successfully live stream a meeting due to technical difficulties on the day, we will do our upmost to avoid and resolve any issues but where these circumstances occur we apologise in advance.

Members of the public will be given the opportunity to ask questions, but may not take part in the Board discussion. Normally the Chair will ask members of the public about these at the beginning of the public meeting, so that they can be picked up by directors at the relevant time. Any questions must be based on the agenda items. We ask that members of the public notify the trust in advance about a question they might like to ask, so that any necessary enquiries can be made in order to enable a full answer to be given. In the event that the question cannot be answered at the meeting it may need to be deferred to the next meeting or provided to the member of the public in correspondence. Any questions can be submitted to Rebecca Holden, contact details above. 

Read our full guidance for public board meetings here.