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Foundation Trust Council of Governors Meeting 14 October 2016

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Monday 14 October 2016 from 14.00 - 16:00

at Seminar Room 1, RILD, RD&E Hospital

Public Meeting

1. Apologies

James Brent, Chairman

2. Annual Review of the Declaration of Interests

Melanie Holley, Head of Governance

3. Secretary's Notes

Melanie Holley, Head of Governance

4. Chairman's Remarks

James Brent, Chairman

5 .Minutes of the last meeting held on 11 July 2016

Matters Arising and Actions Summary check

James Brent, Chairman

6. Accountability & Engagement

6.1 Chief Executive’s Public Report

Suzanne Tracey, Acting Chief Executive

6.2 Open Question & Answer

Suzanne Tracey, Acting Chief Executive

7. Performance & Assurance

7.1 Performance Report

Tracey Cottam, Executive Director of Transformation & Organisational Development

8. CoG Business

8.1 Report on the Elections to the Council of Governors 2016

Melanie Holley, Head of Governance

8.2 CoG Coordinating Committee and Working Groups progress reports

Richard May, Lead Governor Keith Broderick, CoG Effectiveness. Tony Ducker, Patient Safety & Quality. James Bradley, Member & Public Engagement

8.3 Update from the NHS Providers Governors Policy Board

Peta Foxall, member of NHS Providers Governor Policy Board

8.4. Report from the Nominations Committee

Richard May, Lead Governor

9.0 Stakeholder Engagement

9.1 Membership Report (including a verbal update from Members Say 2016)

Jeff Chinnock, Head of Stakeholder Communications and Engagement

9.2. Update from the recent Patient Experience Committee meeting

Anne Stobart, Public Governor and Member of the Patient Experience Committee

10. Information

10.1 Report to the Council of Governors on the Performance of the External Auditors

David Robertson, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee


The next meeting of the Council of Governors is to be confirmed (February 2017).

Governors are reminded that any changes to their circumstances concerning their eligibility to vote as a member of a constituency, which have occurred since their last declaration,must be passed to the Secretary immediately. Governors may not vote at Council meetings if they no longer meet the requirements of the Constitution.

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