Annual General Meeting/Annual Members' Meeting (AGM/AMM)

Tuesday 8 September 2020, 5-7pm

This year our event was delivered as a virtual meeting. If you were unable to join us, you can watch a recording of the meeting via this YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/yfeQ40zwKqE

Foundation Trust governance

What are NHS foundation trusts?

NHS foundation trusts are public benefit corporations that are authorised, under the 2006 Act, to provide goods and services for the purposes of the health service in England. They are part of the NHS and provide over half of all NHS hospital, mental health and ambulance services.

They provide healthcare in line with the core NHS principles: that care should be universal, comprehensive and free at the point of need.

NHS Foundation Trusts were originally created under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003. They are free from central government control.

This means they have the freedom to make their own decisions, including whether to make and invest surpluses, and to manage their own affairs. However, they are subject to statutory requirements and all have a duty to exercise their functions effectively, efficiently and economically.

What is the governance structure of an NHS foundation trust?

Each NHS foundation trust has its own governance structure, set out in its constitution. Changes to the Trust’s constitution can take effect only if the amendments are approved by more than half of the members of the Board of Directors of the Trust voting and more than half of the members of the Council of Governors of the Trust voting.

The basic governance structure of all NHS foundation trusts includes:

  • Foundation trust members
  • A council of governors
  • A board of directors

Key documents

Board papers

Papers for future and past Board of Directors’ meetings are available in the tables below.

Field House, Bradford Royal Infirmary
Field House, Bradford Royal Infirmary

Our board of directors

An NHS foundation trust’s board of directors is responsible for all aspects of the operation and performance of the Trust, and for its effective governance.

This includes setting the corporate strategy and organisational culture, taking those decisions reserved for the board, and being accountable to stakeholders for those decisions.

All members of the board of directors have collective responsibility as a unitary board for every decision of the board, regardless of their individual skills or status. Non-executive directors and executive directors alike share the same degree of accountability.

The board of directors is also responsible for establishing the values and standards of conduct for the Trust and its staff in accordance with NHS values and accepted standards of behaviour in public life, including the Nolan Principles.

The board of directors must include executive and non-executive directors, and the Foundation Trust Code of Governance requires that a majority of the board of directors are independent non-executive directors.

How the public interests of patients and the local community are represented

Meet our board of directors

Board of Directors’ meetings in 2020
PLEASE NOTE: In light of Government restrictions on people meeting, Board of Directors’ meetings will take place virtually, and will not be open to the public. Agendas and papers are available below and any feedback in relation to their content should be addressed to Dr Tanya Claridge, Director of Governance and Corporate Affairs (tanya.claridge@bthft.nhs.uk). In due course the minutes of all meetings will be published.

Date of meeting Agenda Board papers Place of meeting
9 January Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Papers 5
Confirmed Minutes
10.45-13.15, Meeting Room, Listening for Life Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary
12 March Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Confirmed Minutes
10.15-13.00, Meeting Room, Listening for Life Centre, Bradford Royal Infirmary
27 May Agenda Papers 1
Papers 2
Papers 3
Papers 4
Papers 5
Confirmed Minutes
Virtual meeting
9 July Agenda Papers 1
Papers 2
Papers 3
Confirmed Minutes
Virtual meeting
8 September Agenda Papers 1
Papers 2
Papers 3
08.30-11:15am, Webex virtual meeting
12 November 09.30-12.30*, Webex virtual meeting
  • The meeting time of 09.30-12.30 is provisional and will be confirmed at a later date.

Meetings in 2019

Date of meeting Agenda Board papers Place of meeting
10 January Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Confirmed Minutes
10.30-13.00 Conference Room, Field House
7 March Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Confirmed Minutes
10.45-1.15 Conference Room, Field House
9 May Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Papers 5
Confirmed Minutes
10.45-13.15 Conference Room, Field House
11 July Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Papers 5
Confirmed Minutes
10.45-13.15 Seminar Room 3, St Luke’s Hospital
12 September Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Papers 5 Papers 6
Papers 7
Confirmed Minutes
10.45-13.15 Conference Room, Field House
7 November Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Confirmed Minutes
10.45-13.15 Conference Room, Field House
Date of meeting Agenda Board papers Place of meeting
11 January Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Confirmed minutes
9.45-12.15, Conference Room, Field House
8 March Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2 MEETING CANCELLED
10 May Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Confirmed minutes
10.30-12.30, Conference Room, Field House
12 July Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Confirmed minutes
10.30-12.30, Conference Room, Field House
13 September Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Papers 5
Confirmed minutes
10.30-12.30, Conference Room, Field House
8 November Agenda Papers 1 Papers 2
Papers 3 Papers 4
Papers 5
Confirmed Minutes
9.45-12.30, Conference Room, Field House
Date of Meeting Minutes Agenda Papers Place of Meeting
12 January Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
9 February Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
9 March Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
13 April Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
11 May Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
8 June Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
13 July Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
14 September Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
9 November Minutes Agenda Papers Conference Room, Field House
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