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.

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.

RD&E Annual Members’ Meeting 2021

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 29 September 2021, 5pm-7pm.

We gave some consideration to holding this important meeting in person; however, on reviewing the local COVID-19 position, we have made the decision to hold the meeting using MS Teams. Safety is always our top priority and we wanted to ensure everybody felt comfortable attending the meeting.

The event will provide an opportunity for Trust members to hear about our performance over the previous financial year, to learn more about aspects of our work, including the proposed integration with Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, and to contribute your views. It is an exclusive members' event, but interested public are welcome to join as a member of the Trust when booking.

The 2021 meeting agenda is now available. The draft minutes from the 30 September 2020 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 in writing by 4pm on 8 September 2021 at Room E221a, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW.

If you are unable to participate in this year’s AMM you can still submit a question to the Corporate Affairs Team by 4pm on Friday 17 September 2021. We will reply to you with the response to your question following the meeting. The Trust’s annual report and accounts will be published on our website in advance of the event.

  • Either email your question to rde-tr.FoundationTrust@nhs.net
  • Or 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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