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Trust Board meetings

Restoring Open Board meetings

During Covid-19 and since March 2020 the Trust had stood down public board meetings, in line with Government safety guidance. Ongoing Public Health England advice for hospitals and restrictions on hospital visiting meant that the Trust continued to restrict attendance at its public meetings and had begun a process of publishing recordings. However due to issues with technology this was discontinued with papers and meeting schedules continuing to be published online along with contact details should the public wish to get in touch.

After due consideration, we consider it important that proceedings are - even virtually - able to be accessed by the public for public accountability and are therefore introducing public attendance through a virtual meeting format. This will enable members of the public to attend through Microsoft Teams and observe the meeting as if they were in the room.

In order to be provided with a link, we would ask you to get in touch with our Foundation Trust Office via: to register your interest for a specific meeting. A link will then be shared in the lead up to the meeting.

We do ask for all attendees to follow some virtual meeting etiquette:

  • For all attendees to have their cameras turned on, as it will allow the Board to be able to address the public when presenting their reports
  • For all attendees to keep their microphones muted as this will help avoid any unnecessary disruptions

Our next open board meeting is on Wednesday 30th November 2022 and we look forward to welcoming virtual attendees.

We publish agendas and supporting documents in advance of the meeting and these can be accessed by clicking on the links to the right of this page.  Please note that you may need to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player - this is free and instructions will be provided if you click on the link that appears.  Depending on your device, you may then need to select Adobe Acrobat if you see an 'open with' option.

If you require any of the documents found on these pages in an alternative format, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Foundation Trust Office via their email address:

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