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Important information regarding Public Board meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic

In respect of the restrictions introduced by the Government to limit the spread of COVID-19, face-to-face meetings involving members of the public cannot take place; during this period of heightened pressure on NHS Trusts, agendas for our Board meetings will also be streamlined to the most critical business.

This next meeting took place via MS Teams on 29th July 2021. Members of the public that wish to join the next online meeting should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive an email with their invite details.

The Trust is committed to maintaining transparency and accountability to the public during this period and we will continue to publish the papers for our public Board meetings on our website and welcome questions from the public This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will publish answers to any questions from members of the public as soon after the board meeting as practicable.

Liz Davies
Corporate Affairs Manager / Board Secretary


Meeting Details

Thursday 29th July 2021

Venue: Microsoft Teams

10.30am to 1.30pm - members of the public can attend the next meeting by invitation (see above).



  Action Lead Report
  Declaration of interest in the proceedings      
10 Patient Story   AL  
11 Apologies      
12 Minutes      
12.1 Draft Minutes May Decision AF Paper 12.1
13 Matters Arising      
13.1 Action Log Decision AF Paper 13.1
14 Reports      
14.1 Chairman's Report Receive AF Paper 14.1
14.2 Chief Executive’s Summative Report Receive SR Paper 14.2
15 Quality and Safety      
15.1 Quality Report Assurance ALew Paper 15.1
15.2 Quality of Care Committee Minutes Receive JDale Paper 15.2
15.3 Learning from Mortality Reviews Quarterly Report Receive DF Paper 15.3
15.4 Patient Experience Report (inc results of Annual National Patients Survey) Receive AL Paper 15.4
15.5 Health and Safety Biannual Report Receive TS Paper 15.5
15.6 Guardian of Safe Working Annual Report Receive DF Paper 15.6
16 Performance      
16.1 Performance Report Assurance AC Paper 16.1
16.2 Modern Healthcare Committee Minutes Receive MV Paper 16.2
16.3 Modern Healthcare Committee Annual Report Receive MV Paper 16.3
16.4 People Committee Minutes Receive DA Paper 16.4
16.5 People Committee Annual Report Receive DA Paper 16.5
16.6 Risk Management Strategy Approve SR / SMau Paper 16.6
16.7 Integrated Digital Committee Minutes Receive CK Paper 16.7
17 Regulatory      
17.1 Audit and Risk Committee Minutes Receive MW Paper 17.1
17.2 Audit and Risk Committee Annual Report Receive MW Paper 17.2
17.3 NHSI Self-Certification Receive SR Paper 17.3
17.4 Trust Seal Receive SM Paper 17.4
17.5 NHSI Single Oversight Framework Receive SR Paper 17.5
18 Any Other Business      
19 Questions from the Public      
20 Reflection      

Date of Next Meeting:
30th September 2021, Ashford Hospital (see notice about public attendance here)



Upcoming Meetings

In respect of the restrictions introduced by the Government to limit the spread of COVID-19; since early 2020 face-to-face meetings involving members of the public have been replaced with online meetings.

In line with easing of restrictions, we are working towards reintroducing meetings in public and wish to do so in the safest possible way.

Our next Board meeting is on 2nd December 2021.

The papers for the 30th September board meeting are available here along with a video recording.