Ask questions

Before each Trust Board Meeting starts members of the public are given an opportunity to raise questions related to the Trust Board Agenda.


How to ask your question:

To enable informed answers your questions should be submitted no later than 9am on the day  before the meeting. 

You can submit questions to the Board Secretary:

  • By email: (please include your name, address and telephone number and title the email: 'Question for the Trust board')
  • By telephone on: 020 8333 3000 ext. 8131.

The Chair of the Trust shall have discretion to vary the requirements of notice.

Where a full response cannot be provided at the meeting, we will aim to send you a response within 20 working days of receipt. Please note that any written communication or verbal request may be treated as a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and treated accordingly.

If members of the public wish to raise matters not on the agenda, then arrangements will be made for them to meet with the appropriate member of staff outside of the meeting.


Members of the public are reminded of the following important points:

  • When asking a question - please introduce yourself and declare any formal affiliations
  • Questions relating to individual patient care or the performance of individual staff members will not be discussed at Board meetings
  • To enable as many attendees to ask a question or make a comment, each attendee is invited to make one comment or ask one question
  • If answers cannot be provided at the meeting, a full response will be given in writing/telephone within 20 working days
  • The Chair reserves the right not to respond to comments or questions which relate to issues which are the subject of current confidential discussions or legal action or any other matter at their discretion. The Chair will provide an explanation if such discussion cannot take place
  • The Chair reserves the right to decide that a comment or question requires a formal Trust response. In such cases the question will be acknowledged and responded to within the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act
  • The time available for comments or questions should not prejudice the proper and timely conduct of the Trust Board Meeting in Public.

The Chair has discretion to edit questions and answers. After Questions from the floor, the Trust Board Meeting in Public will commence.

A list of past questions can be found on our: questions asked by the public page.