Trust Board and meetings

Meetings of the Trust Board

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Government 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 of this, and advice from NHS England / NHS improvement (NHSE/I), the Trust made the decision to hold its Trust Board meetings virtually until further notice.  The Board is committed to conducting its business openly and transparently and so is therefore utilising digital technology to enable future Board meetings to be made publicly accessible.

The general public and staff are very welcome to observe these meetings, but may not take part in the Board discussion.  However, there will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the meeting; questions must be in relation to an agenda item.

Members of the public are asked to register their interest to observe the meeting by emailing g.garnett-frizelle@nhs.net who will provide the MS Teams meeting link and guidelines for observing the meeting.

The start time for Board meetings may vary, depending on the size of the agenda.  Please check on the public website one week before the meeting when the agenda and papers are published, when the final start time will be given.

Guidelines for members of the public observing Board meetings held in public

Board Question Form

The meetings for 2020/21 will be on

5 November 2020
7 January 2021
4 March 2021

Please note that the start time of Board meetings may vary – please check the Agenda to confirm.

 

Annual General Meeting  3 September 2020

Annual General Meeting  3 September 2020 slides (pdf)

Annual Report 2019-2020 (pdf)

Quality account 2019-20 (pdf)

Board meetings of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust are open to staff, the press and the public. Guidance notes are available on how the Board meetings work and on how to submit a written question on matters being discussed at the Board meeting.

All Board meetings will commence at 10.00am. The morning session is open to members of the public from 10.00am through to approximately 1pm. Board meetings are held in the Chichester Boardroom, North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Park, Barnstaple EX31 4JB.

The Trust is actively looking for an IT solution to enable public engagement with Trust Board meetings but this is not yet ready. It is anticipated that this should be available for the next scheduled meeting on 3 September 2020. The Integrated Performance Report that will be discussed by the Board at their meeting on 2 July 2020 is available below. If you have any questions that you would like to raise with the Board regarding this Report, please submit them via email to: g.garnett-frizelle@nhs.net or melanie.holley@nhs.net

Integrated Performance Report – May 2020 Position

Agendas and papers

The agenda and papers for Board meetings may be viewed on the Trust’s website and will be made available at least two working days before the Board meeting.

Minutes

The final approved minutes are made available within five working days following approval by the Board.

If you have particular requirements in respect of access or assistance, or for further information, please contact Geraldine Garnett-Frizelle, PA to the Chairman, on 01271 311830 or email g.garnett-frizelle@nhs.net

Role of the Trust Board

As a Board of a public service body, the Trust Board forms the collective strategic and operational leadership of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and brings together its Executive Directors with independent Non-Executive Directors from outside the organisation to retain full and effective control over the Trust’s business.

Trust Board members have corporate responsibility for:

  • Being responsible for managing the Trust on a day-to-day basis;
  • Setting the strategic direction of the Trust within the policy and funding framework laid down by Parliament;
  • Defining annual and longer term objectives and agreeing plans to achieve them;
  • Overseeing the delivery of planned results by monitoring performance against agreed objectives and targets, ensuring corrective action is taken when necessary;
  • Ensuring the organisation develops in line with the needs of the Commissioners, the stakeholder community and wider NHS;
  • Establishing an effective system of corporate governance; and
  • Safeguarding the public reputation of the Trust.

The roles and responsibilities of the Chairman, Non-Executive Directors, Chief Executive and Executive Directors are set out in the Board Operating Framework.

Members of the Trust Board

The Trust Board comprises six Non-Executive Directors, including the Chairman, and five Executive Directors.

Non-Executive Directors

  • James Brent, Chairman
  • Dr Tim Douglas-Riley, Non-Executive Director
  • Robert Down, Non-Executive Director
  • Pauline Geen, Non-Executive Director
  • Tony Neal, Non-Executive Director
  • Kevin Orford, Non-Executive Director

Executive Directors

  • Suzanne Tracey, Chief Executive
  • Carolyn Mills, Chief Nursing Officer
  • Angela Hibbard, Chief Finance Officer
  • Adrian Harris, Medical Director
  • Pete Adey, Chief Operating Officer

Other Associate Directors play a key role in the management and the business of the Trust, including:

  • Chris Tidman, Deputy Chief Executive
  • Hannah Foster, Director of People

Details of the Trust Board members’ backgrounds and experience and the key roles they play in the organisation can be found in the Directors’ profiles.

Register of Interests

In accordance with the NHS Code of Accountability, all Board Directors are required to declare interests which are relevant and material to the NHS Board of which they are a member.

Details of interests which are relevant and material are set out in section 7 of the Trust’s Standing Orders. Any other interests should be declared if in doubt. Examples include:

  • Secondary employment – public or private employment, including consultancies and self-employment, including employment or voluntary employment or other NHS employers / organisations.
  • Financial agreements – any connection with an organisation, entity or company considering entering with or having entered into a financial agreement with the Trust, including but not limited to, lenders or banks.

On appointment, Board members must declare any personal or business interest which may influence or may be perceived to influence their judgement in the exercise of their public duties in the course of conducting NHS business.

Any amendments, additions or removals to the Register of Interests must be recorded as soon as is practicable.

A rolling year of the Register of Interests is available to view by quarter below, however if you wish to view copies from previous years please contact Geraldine Garnett-Frizelle, PA to the Chairman, on 01271 311830 or email g.garnett-frizelle@nhs.net

Board Register of Interests – Q3 2020-21 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Q2 2020-21 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Q1 2020-21 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Q4 2019-20 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Q3 2019-20 (pdf)

 

Live updates:

Board Register of Interests – Updated 20 January 2021 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 19 September 2020 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 8 June 2020 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 14 May 2020 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 6 December 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 21 October 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 1 October 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 19 September 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 10 June 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 6 June 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 15 April 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 5 March 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 4 March 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 12 February 2019 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 12 November 2018 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 16 April 2018 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 30 April 2018 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 1 May 2018 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 8 May 2018 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 28 June 2018 (pdf)

Board Register of Interests – Updated 3 July 2018 (pdf)

Last updated: January 20, 2021