“Ask the Board Online” goes from strength to strength at today’s Trust Board

Today’s Trust Board meeting saw our new “Ask the Board Online” service go from strength to strength.

“Ask the Board Online” was a key recommendation of the Trust Strategic Review of Communications, agreed by the Trust Board in October 2019.

Using this new facility anyone can use this webform to make a comment or suggestion or ask a question in advance of each Open Trust Board meeting.   A response is provided as part of the Chair’s Report to the Board meeting.  From January this year, a video recording of this section of each Open Trust Board meeting has been made available shortly after the meeting has taken place.

By combining the new “Ask the Board Online” facility and video archive of Board proceedings, anyone can obtain a public answer without having to physically attend the Board meeting.  This is particularly helpful to anyone who would find attendance difficult, either because of disability or other personal or work commitments.

Today’s Board responded to three new questions submitted online in advance of the Board Meeting on:

  • Support for BAME staff and service users
  • Support for Stoke Pride and LGBT staff
  • Action on support for service users with LD and autism

To see the written and video answers to this month’s questions, as part of of an overall archive of previous questions asked, click here to visit the “Ask the Board Online” archive.