Public Meetings & Minutes


Please note that due to the current context with COVID-19, we are still planning on holding parts of these meetings in public, but they will be accessible online via Microsoft Teams (MS Teams).

If you would like to register your interest as a member of the public to observe these meetings, please email bernadette.coates@nhs.net for more details. Please note that these meetings will be recorded via MS Teams.

Council of Governors

The Council of Governors meet formally on a quarterly basis.

At each meeting they receive an update from the Chief Executive, a report on the Trust's performance over the previous quarter and conduct their routine business.

The agendas and minutes of meetings can be found below. Please note that minutes are not published until they have been approved.

Council of Governors meetings 2021:

All meetings are currently planned to be held via MS Teams.  We will review this in light of any new guidance on meeting in person.

  • Monday 1 March: Agenda
  • Monday 7 June
  • Friday 20 August
  • Monday 29 November

The Council of Governors meetings are open to the public and all members of the Trust are welcome to attend.

Agendas and Minutes

For agendas and minutes from previous meetings, please see our archive.

Board meetings

Our Board has 10 meetings in a calendar year (although it can also meet in August and December if required), with each meeting having a public and confidential session.

For more information please click here.

Annual Members' Meeting

The Annual Members' Meeting (AMM) is an opportunity for the Trust and our members to come together to talk about the latest developments in care and share thoughts and ideas about the future. It is an exclusive members' event, but interested public are welcome to join as a member of the Trust when booking.

The 2020 meeting will be held on Wednesday 30 September, 5pm-7pm. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions the event will be hosted online this year.

The agenda can be downloaded here. The draft minutes from the 25 September 2019 meeting will be approved at the meeting.

To book your place and to see what other activities are taking place prior to the Annual Members' Meeting, please see our dedicated members' website.

For more information on how to submit a formal Motion to the Annual Members Meeting, or an amendment to the Rules of Procedure, please see the Members Meetings Rules of Procedure. Motions and any amendments to the Rules of Procedure must be received by the Trust Secretary by 1600 on 9 September 2020 at Room E221a, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW.

All members, whether planning to attend the meeting or otherwise, are encouraged to submit their questions prior to the AMM. This will enable the smooth running of the meeting and ensure as many questions as possible can be answered at the meeting. If we run out of time at the meeting, we will ensure questions are answered and published on the website.

The deadline for submitting your question(s) is 5pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020. Please submit your question(s) to the Corporate Affairs Team, address details below. If you are unable to attend the AMM, we will reply to you with the response to your question following the meeting.

  • Email your question to rde-tr.FoundationTrust@nhs.net
  • Send your question FAO James Brent, Chairman c/o Corporate Team Room E221a, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

You can become a member of the Trust by completing our online membership form or by contacting the Foundation Trust Office on 01392 403977 or rde-tr.foundationtrust@nhs.net.

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