Public Meetings & Minutes

If you would like to attend a Council of Governors meeting in public or have any queries about them, please contact for more information.

Council of Governors

The Council of Governors meets formally on a quarterly basis.

At each meeting, they receive an update from the Chief Executive, a report on the Trust's performance over the previous quarter and conduct their routine business.

The agendas and minutes of meetings can be found below. Please note that minutes are not published until they have been approved.

Council of Governors meetings after April 2022:

All meetings are currently planned to be held via MS Teams.  We will review this in light of any new guidance on meeting in person.

Council of Governors meetings 2023

The Trust is planning on moving back to holding its Council meetings in person (subject to infection prevention and control advice)  The dates, venues and papers are below:

Wednesday 8 March 2023: Agenda

Update 6 March 2023 – please note that due to the adverse weather predicted for Devon, we have taken the decision to postpone the CoG meeting due to take place in Barnstaple on 8 March 2023.  We will be rearranging the meeting for a date in April 2023 and will update the website with the details in due course.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Wednesday 8 June 2023:

Venue to be confirmed

Wednesday 23 August 2023:

Venue: Exeter College Future Skills Centre, Exeter Airport Industrial Estate, Exeter EX5 2LJ

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Venue: Exeter College Future Skills Centre, Exeter Airport Industrial Estate, Exeter EX5 2LJ

Agendas and Minutes

As we continue our integration, some of our documents will refer to our former organisations:

  • The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E)
  • The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT)

Some of our documents prior to April 2022 refer only to the RD&E. As new documents are produced, these will have the Royal Devon logo and related information. 

To view further agendas and minutes dated prior to April 2022, please access our archive below. Please note this will take you to the former Royal Devon and Exeter page. 

Browse the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust archive of Governor minutes and meetings

Board meetings

Our Board has 10 meetings in a calendar year (although it can also meet in August and December if required), with each meeting having a public and confidential session.

For more information please click here.

RD&E Annual Members’ Meeting 2022

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) on Wednesday 28 September 2022, 17.00-19.00.

We are planning for the meeting to held at Sandy Park Conference Centre, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN with the option to also join the meeting virtually via MS Teams.  Planning is still underway and we will continue to monitor the local COVID-19 position. Safety is always our top priority and we want to ensure everybody will feel comfortable attending the meeting.

The event will provide an opportunity for Trust members to hear about our performance over the previous financial year, to learn more about aspects of our work, and to contribute your views. It is a members' event, but interested public are welcome to join as a member of the Trust when booking.

The agenda can be downloaded here. The draft minutes from the 29 September 2021 meeting will be approved at the meeting.

If you are interested in attending and for more information on events taking place prior to the formal AMM, please register your interest here.

For more information on how to submit a formal Motion to the Annual Members' Meeting, or an amendment to the Rules of Procedure, please see the Members' Meetings Rules of Procedure. Motions and any amendments to the Rules of Procedure must be received by the Trust Secretary in writing by 4pm on Thursday 8 September 2022 at Room E217, Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, RD&E Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW or via

If you are unable to participate in this year’s AMM you can still submit a question to the Corporate Affairs Team by 4pm on Tuesday 20 September 2022. We will reply to you with the response to your question following the meeting. The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts will be published on our website in advance of the event.

  • Either: Email your question to
  • Or Send your question to Dame Shan Morgan, Chair c/o Corporate Team Room E217, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter EX2 5DW

You can become a member of the Trust by completing our online membership form or by contacting the Membership Office on 01392 403977 or

Last updated: March 08, 2023


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