Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is responsible to its regulator, NHS England, for all aspects of the Trust's work, including maintaining standards, achieving targets set by the Government (e.g. waiting time targets) and achieving financial balance.
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Join the next Board of Directors meeting
To be held on Thursday 4 April 2024
How to join the meeting
Future Board of Directors meetings
Please note that these dates may be subject to change - please check near the date before attending.
Thursday 6 June 2024
Thursday 25 July 2024
Thursday 3 October 2024
Thursday 5 December 2024
Thursday 6 February 2025.
Board meeting papers
Reading the Signals Oversight Group
Our Board of Directors
Guidance on Board meetings held in public
A meeting in public is where members of the public can attend to observe a formal meeting of a Board. Observers can see the Board in action and the decisions it makes but are not allowed to join the discussion, or take part in the meeting in other ways. However, members of the public are able to ask questions at the end of the formal business.
Questions from the public
We welcome questions from the public – they are an important mechanism for the leadership of the Trust to engage with and hear and learn from the people we serve. They enable us to demonstrate our commitment to openness and the fact that we are accountable.
If you would like to ask a question, it would be helpful if you could do so in advance. This allows us to group similar questions together, answer as fully as possible, and make the best use of time.
To send in a question please email Sylvia Robson. The Chairman may not be able to cover all questions, but every one of them will be recorded in the minutes and responded to on our website alongside the meeting papers.
We ask that all members of the public attending the meeting wait until the Chairman welcomes questions from the public. You can enable your video and either raise your hand or electronic hand to make the Chairman aware you wish to ask a question, and unmute yourself when invited to ask a question.
Members of the Board will enable their video and will unmute themselves when invited to ask a question.
There will of course be some issues, such as individual concerns or complaints, or general media queries which may be better handled through our various routes for enquiries:
For complaints or concerns, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
For media enquiries, contact our Press Office
We have limited spaces at our meetings, so we do ask those wishing to attend to reserve a place in advance. If the public seating is full, we will not be able to allow entry to anyone without a booking.
Many of our meetings are now in person but with a facility for people to join online.
Queries before the meeting
When you register to observe a meeting in public, we will use your contact details to confirm the meeting arrangements or send you the link to join virtually. When you submit a question, we will use your contact details to confirm we have received it.
We will not retain your contact details beyond the date of the meeting that you wish to observe and/or have submitted a question to.
Please keep noise and distractions to a minimum during the meeting to allow everyone to follow the proceedings. The following can be distracting:
Talking while another person is speaking
Use of mobile telephones. Please switch your phone off or put it on silent mode
Laptop keyboard noise. Please don’t type during the meeting.
If you are joining virtually
Please mute your microphone. We ask that all members of the public attending the meeting mute themselves to avoid background noise interfering with the meeting.
Please disable your video. We ask that all members of the public attending the meeting disable their video to limit distraction. Any Board member joining virtually will have their camera enabled.
The chat and Q&A functions will be disabled.
The meeting will begin promptly, so please arrive in plenty of time. On arrival, you will be asked to sign in, so we can keep an accurate record of attendance.
If you are joining virtually, we recommend that you log on 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
Venues will have disabled access. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific requirements. We will have staff on hand on the day to support you.
Microphones and hearing loops
To support everyone to hear speakers, there will be microphones and a hearing loop.
Papers for the meeting
We will make the meeting papers available before the meeting via our website. The minutes and responses to questions raised will be published on our website. Minutes are normally approved at the next meeting of the Board.
Thank you for agreeing to this etiquette and for your interest and attendance at our public Board meeting.