Board meetings

Board meetings

The Board of Directors’ meetings are held on a bi-monthly basis in public. Members of the public and press are welcome to attend these public meetings to observe, but not to speak.

Meetings are usually held at 9am via Zoom, however we would recommend checking the time and venue before attending.

If you are interested in attending one of our Board meetings please contact Sharon Katema, Interim Director of Corporate Governance or Victoria Crompton, Corporate Governance Manager, on 01204 390821 or e-mail Victoria.Crompton@boltonft.nhs.uk. If you wish to raise a question you must do so in writing, 24 hours before the start of the meeting.

There are times when the Board will need to consider agenda items which are confidential and cannot be discussed in public. The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings Act) 1960 permits the Board to pass a resolution at the meeting to exclude the public and press from the meeting ‘whenever publicity would be prejudicial to the public interest by reason of the confidential nature of the business, or for other special reasons stated in the resolution’.

A copy of the agenda papers for the meeting will be available on our website three working days before the meeting.

You are welcome to take written notes of the meeting, but cannot record the proceedings in other ways. If you are unable to attend a meeting where a particular topic is being discussed, it is not possible to defer it.

Following the meeting, a summary of the key items discussed and decisions taken is recorded in the minutes, which the Board will be asked to approve as a correct record at the next meeting. These agreed minutes are then added to the website.

Please find below dates of the Public Board meetings, and papers where available.

Papers that are not listed here, and after our authorisation as a foundation trust in October 2008, can be obtained on request from the Director of Corporate Governance.