What is Membership?

Membership of the Trust is free and provides you with the opportunity to influence how Healthcare services are developed. We count on members for feedback, local knowledge and support, helping us to understand and respond to what our Community needs.

You do not need any special skills or experience to be a member – you just need to be interested in our services and the people we care for – you, your family, friend and neighbours.

Membership allows you to be involved as much or as little as you may want. Some members just want to receive a newsletter/email to ensure that they are kept informed about what is happening with their local health services, whilst others may want to attend events and tell us face to face, that’s up to you!

Electing the Governors

Members elect the Governors who sit on the Council of Governors and help the Board determine our priorities for the future. As a member you can stand for election yourself (if you are over 16) and make your voice heard.

You may wish to attend our Council of Governor Meetings, that are held quarterly.  The next meeting is in February 2020.

13 February 2020 at 17:30 – at the Lodge, Lodge Approach, Runwell, Wickford SS11 7XX

Keeping up to date

You will receive regular issues of the members’ newsletter/email  that contains  news, events and interesting features including the work of the Trust. Details of the latest issues will be detailed below (from January 2020).

Having your say

You will receive invitations to information and engagement events where you will have the opportunity to have your say about your healthcare services and be consulted about any possible changes, as well as having the opportunity to meet our Governors.

How to join

Anyone over the age of 12 who lives in England is welcome to become a member whether they use our services or not. Trust staff automatically become members.

To become a member, please choose from one of the methods below:

Register online now, download a membership application form and send to:

Membership Office
The Lodge
Lodge Approach
SS11 7XX

If you’re already a member you can use the form below to change your personal contact details: