Board Meetings in Public

A Board of Directors Meeting will be held in public on Thursday 7th May 2020 at 9:30am, in the Board Room, Trust Headquarters, Blackpool Victoria Hospital.For further information, please see the documents below:

Following the cancellation of the Board meetings in public scheduled for May and July 2020 due to COVID-19, the Trust is reinstating its Board meetings.

The next meeting of the Board of Directors will be held in public virtually on Thursday 7th January 2021 at 9.30 am.  Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting virtually.  If you wish to join the meeting virtually, please email the Corporate Governance Team (bfwh.corporate.meeting@nhs.net).

Members of the public are also welcome to ask questions which must be submitted in writing at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to the Corporate Governance Team (bfwh.corporate.meeting@nhs.net) and will be responded to either during the meeting or following the meeting. 

As part of the Trust’s commitment to openness and accountability, Board meetings will be held in public on a regular basis and will provide the opportunity for staff, patients, the media and the public to attend. The meetings will usually begin at 9.30am and any variation to this time will be shown on the agendas for the meetings which will be available on this section of the Trust’s website.

Notice of Meeting

Members of the public and media are welcome to observe the meetings but are advised that they are meetings held in public, not public meetings. If you wish to attend, please contact the Corporate Assurance Manager/Foundation Trust Secretary on 01253 956856 / judith.oates@nhs.net or the Corporate Governance Team, bfwh.coproprate.meetings@nhs.net / 01253 951505.

In relation to posting agendas, all matters to be acted on by the Board will be posted on the Trust’s website at least three working days prior to the Board meeting and will be made available online 24-hours a day at https://www.bfwh.nhs.uk/about-our-trust/board-meetings-in-public/. In urgent cases, or when a subject matter needs immediate action or comes to the attention of the Board subsequent to the posting of the agenda, upon making certain findings the Board may act on an item that was not on the posted agenda under ‘Any other Business’. Any supplementary agenda items will also be posted on the Trust’s website.

There are occasions 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 and the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) (NHS Trusts) Order 1997 permits a Board of an NHS Foundation Trust to pass a Board resolution at the meeting to exclude the public and media 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”. Whenever a Board resolution to conduct business in private is passed, the resolution itself should be made public.

The schedule of Board Meetings in Public for 2020/21 is outlined below:

  • Thursday 7th May 2020 (cancelled)
  • Thursday 2nd July 2020 (cancelled)
  • Thursday 3rd September 2020
  • Thursday 5th November 2020
  • Thursday 7th January 2021
  • Thursday 4th March 2021

The agenda and reports from previous Board Meetings in Public are outlined below:

2020/21 Meetings:

2019/20 Meetings:

2018/19 Meetings:

2017/18 Meetings: