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Trust Board

Our Trust Board consists of Non-Executive and Executive DirectorsIt is responsible for overseeing our ambulance, community, corporate, hospital, mental health and learning disabilities  services. This includes:

  • Quality and patient safety
  • Performance against budgets and national/local targets
  • Planning and strategy for services
  • Workforce and organisational development

Guidance on observing and asking questions of the Trust Board

The Trust Board meeting in public is open to allow members of the public and press to attend. Guidance about the Trust Board and your rights are detailed below. 

Understanding NHS jargon.  The following link provides insight into commonly used terminology used within the NHS :

Questions to the Trust Board from members of the public

To ask a question on matters relating to the agenda of any board meeting, please advise the Associate Director of Corporate Affairs of the question by 9am on the Monday preceding the meeting by emailing: This will enable a comprehensive response to be prepared.

You should be aware that it may not be possible for an answer to be given at the meeting due to time or other constraints, in which case written answers will be given within 7 days.

 Questions may not be answered when the Chair considers that they:

  • are not on any matter that is within the powers and duties of the Trust
  • are frivolous or defamatory
  • are substantially the same as a question that has been put to a meeting of the Trust Board in the past 6 months
  •  would require the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.

Corporate Documents:  

The Trust's Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and Scheme of  Reservation and Delegation are available below

Attending the meeting - Members of the public are welcome to attend the Board meetings held in public.  If you are planning on attending please could you email: so that we can ensure seating is available.

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