Annual General Meeting (AGM) FAQs

When is it?

NHS England will hold its second Annual General Meeting on 18 September 2014, starting at 17.30pm with registration from 17.00pm.

Where will it be held?

The AGM will be held in the Churchill Room at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Conference Centre (QE11CC) in London, SW1P 3EE. The QEIICC is located on Broad Sanctuary in Westminster, central London and can easily be reached by public transport. Further directions can be found here.

Who is allowed to attend?

Anyone can attend the AGM. People of all ages and background from across the country are welcome.

Can I bring someone along to the AGM?

Yes please feel free to extend the invite to anyone who may be interested.

Can I still attend if I forget to register?

Registering helps us to ensure we have room for everyone and cater for any additional accessibility requirements however if you do forget to register, you can still turn up on the day.

Is the event free to attend?

Yes there is no cost to attend the AGM.

What are the topics for discussions at the AGM?

Our Chairman, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant and our Chief Executive, Simon Stevens will provide an address covering a review of the past 12 months and a forward look of the NHS. Our Chief Financial Officer, Paul Baumann will discuss the annual accounts and report which have recently been published.

Prior to the AGM, NHS England will hold its first NHS Citizen Assembly event which will provide patients, carers and members of the public with the opportunity to discuss issues important to health and well-being in England.

The AGM will reflect on the issues discussed at this which will include how the NHS can improve access to a range of services including mental health, gender identity, young people’s healthcare, self-care and personalised services.

Why is it important that I attend?

The Board of NHS England is committed to involving patients and the public directly in the development of our plans; encouraging and supporting active participation in improving care and services; and promoting openness and transparency both in the way we work and in information we provide about the work we do.

What is the expected length of the AGM?

The AGM is expected to last for two hours.

Can I contribute to the AGM?

Yes there will be opportunities to ask questions within the format of the AGM. For those that can’t be there in person, there is the chance to contribute using Twitter by using the hashtag #NHSAGM on the day of the AGM. We may not be able to directly respond to all comments, but they will be recorded as part of the event.

Will there be a webcast of the AGM for those that can’t attend in person?

Yes the AGM will be live-streamed on the NHS England website.

Will all the Board be present at the AGM?

Yes all the Board members will be present at our AGM meeting.

How accessible is the AGM?

The venue is fully accessible and we will also have speech-to-text interpreters and British Sign Language signers present at the event.

How can I request additional information about the AGM?

For further information about the AGM, please contact the NHS England events team at