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Devon Partnership NHS Trust AGM 2020

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Events and conferences, News on 24th September, 2020

On the 10 September we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a virtual live event. 

All NHS organisations have a statutory duty to convene an AGM, where they share a review of performance from the previous year and make their financial accounts available. View a copy of the Annual Review 2019/20

The event was kicked off by Andy Willis, Chair, who welcomed everyone and introduced himself as the new Chair of our organisation.  Melanie Walker, Chief Executive, gave a review of the highlights of 2019/20 and Dr David Somerfield, our Medical Director, spoke about how we have been working during the COVID-19 pandemic - championing the excellent work of our staff and the creative use of remote technologies to stay connected with people using our services.  Melanie then wrapped-up the presentation with a section on ‘Looking Forward’, talking through our priorities for the year ahead including recruitment, reducing out of area care, reducing waiting times and increasing bed capacity. 

The event concluded with a Q&A session with David and Melanie answering questions from the public across a range of subjects including the cost of out of area care, recruitment and retention, learning disability inpatient services and the importance of physical health.  

Watch the Devon Partnership NHS Trust Annual General Meeting in full