Our Trust Board has overall corporate responsibility for the running of EMAS. 

The main role of the Trust Board is to guide the overall strategic direction of the organisation, including planning for our current challenges and future priorities – ensuring that we can set and meet our objectives.  

Our Trust Board is led by a Chairman and is made up of Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors.

Non-Executive Directors have roles and responsibilities outside EMAS. This allows them to bring an alternative viewpoint and draw upon external experience when discussing and agreeing upon the direction of our Trust – bringing an important balance to the Board.

You can find out more on the Register of Interests

Public Board Meetings

Our Trust Board meets every two months throughout the year, although this tends to be more frequently during the last quarter of the financial year (January to March). 

The meetings are held in public with a commitment to ensuring that decision making is transparent and open. There will, however, be occasions when, due to the nature of the issue to be discussed, the Board is required to meet in private.

You are invited to attend any of our public board meetings. It is not essential to let us know that you will be attending; although it would be helpful for planning purposes, such as allowing us to make appropriate arrangements to accommodate any specific accessibility or communication need that you may have. Please contact the Governance Team by emailing governance@emas.nhs.uk or by telephoning 07581 249 830 to book a place at a meeting.  

The meeting papers will be available on the Trust’s website at least three working days prior to each meeting. Meeting papers will not be available at the meeting unless requested in advance.