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Covid 19 Information

Please visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

Our Board and Governors

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is legally responsible for the strategic day-to-day operational management of the Trust, its policies and its services. Board members also hold the Executive Committee to account.

You can find out about the members of our board here.

Board Meetings

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust holds 6 public board meetings during the year. Members of staff and the public are invited to attend all board meetings. There is an opportunity for people to ask questions at our board meetings and further information on how to ask a question can be found below.

Board meetings start at approximately 10am. The confirmed timings will be published here, along with the agenda, five working days before the meeting.

Our next board meeting

  • Our next scheduled public board meeting will take place on Thursday 27 January at 10am via Microsoft Teams.

If you wish to join these meetings, please email anna.hilditch@ghc.nhs.uk so that details can be sent to you nearer the time.

Future board meetings

  • Thursday, 27 January 2022
  • Thursday, 31 March 2022
  • Thursday, 26 May 2022
  • Thursday, 28 July 2022
  • Thursday, 29 September 2022
  • Thursday, 24 November 2022

Asking a question at a Board meeting

You may ask a question at a public board meeting on any matter which is within the powers and duties of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Your question must be submitted in writing to the Trust Secretary by 10am, three clear working days before the date of the Board meeting.

A written answer will be provided to a written question and will also be read out at the meeting by the Chair or other Trust Board member to whom it was addressed.

If you as the questioner are unable to attend the meeting in person, the question and response will still be read out and a formal written response will be sent to you following the meeting. A record of all questions asked, and the Trust’s response, will be included in the minutes from the Board meeting for public record.

Oral questions without notice

A member of the public who has put a written question may, with the consent of the Chair, ask an additional oral question on the same subject.

Public Board meetings also have time allocated at the start of each agenda for the receipt of oral questions from members of the public present, without notice having been given.

An answer to an oral question under this procedural standing order will take the form of either:

  • a direct oral answer; or,
  • if the information required is not easily available a written answer will be sent to the questioner and circulated to all members of the Trust Board.


Written questions may be rejected and oral questions need not be answered when the Chair considers that they:

  • are not on any matter that is within the powers and duties of the Trust;
  • are defamatory, frivolous or offensive;
  • are substantially the same as a question that has been put to a meeting of the Trust Board in the past six months; or,
  • would require the disclosure of confidential or exempt information.

Contact Details

For further information, please contact the Trust Secretary on 0300 421 8321.

Public questions can be submitted for Trust Board meetings by emailing TrustSecretary@ghc.nhs.uk.

Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is made up of public, staff, and local authority governors.

More information about our Council of Governors and meeting dates can be found here.

Public consultations

Public consultations may concern, for example, closures or variations of services.

There are currently no public consultations being conducted.