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Membership

become a memberWe are committed to establishing a truly representative membership and welcome members from all backgrounds and protected characteristics including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation (this is not exclusive of other diverse backgrounds).

Being a member of an NHS Foundation Trust means that you can have a real say, through your elected representatives (Governors), in shaping future services and strategic planning.

You decide how involved you want to be - you may simply want to receive a newsletter about the Trust's activities or you may want to stand for election to the Council of Governors, which works with the Board of Directors.

How to Join

If you, your family, friends or colleagues are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Foundation Trust Membership Office for an application form, or join via our on-line Membership Application Form.

Public Members

We hope that everyone who is or has been linked with our Trust in some way, including members of our local community, would like to join our NHS Foundation Trust. Membership is completely free and open to anyone aged 11 years or over who lives in England and Wales. This includes local residents, patients, carers and volunteers.

Staff Members

All staff become members automatically (subject to certain eligibility conditions) however are free to 'opt out' upon request to the Foundation Trust Membership Office.

Children and Young People

YPE 075Our Trust has an excellent reputation for treating children and young people from across Manchester and beyond. It is important to us that they have a voice in the way the services that they use are run and developed. Anyone aged 11 years or over can become a member of our NHS Foundation Trust. All they need to do is complete a membership application form, with the permission of their parents or guardians, following which they will receive our Children and Young People's Membership Welcome Pack. We also have a Youth Governor (aged 16 - 21 years) on our Council of Governors, nominated from our Youth Forum.

Membership Events


Each year (around June/July) the Membership Team hosts a Young People's Open Day. Over the years, around 2,550 young people with their teachers, friends and parents have attended and not only gained an insight into our organisation, but also discovered more about career opportunities in the NHS, volunteering and work experience in our hospitals in addition to receiving health and well-being advice from our health experts.

AMM 16 flier imageWe also hold an Annual Members' Meeting at which the Trust's Board of Directors and Governors provide information about our performance and achievements.  Our Annual Members' Meeting this year is being held on:

  • Tuesday, 27th September 2016 at 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm in the Post Graduate Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, M13 9WL

Click the image to download a flyer with more details about the Meeting and a map showing how to find the venue.

If you would like to find out more about our Membership Events, please visit our Events webpage or contact the FT Membership Officer.

Your Views Matter to Us - Governor Contact Details

Governors are your voice and if you would like to share any views or comments regarding our forward plans or if you have any other ideas and suggestions, you can contact Governors directly - e-mail contact details are listed below each pen portrait on our Meet the Governors webpage.  Alternatively you can contact the FT Membership Office.

If you have a specific concern or complaint, please contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Membership Engagement

The Trust has developed a Membership Engagement & Membership Strategy which provides more detailed information on our Membership and Governors in addition to outlining how we actively engage, recruit and communicate with our Members.  If you have any views or ideas regarding our strategy, please forward them to the FT Membership Office.

Further Membership Information or Queries

For information about membership or any other membership queries (including any changes to your membership details or cancelling your membership for existing public and staff members), please contact our Foundation Trust Membership Office.

Help Us to Reduce our Carbon Footprint

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Our Trust has a Sustainable Development Management Plan which contains an action plan to reduce our carbon footprint and save valuable, natural resources.  One of our sustainability commitments is to reduce the number of documents that we print, and we hope that members will help us to achieve this.  If you are happy to receive future membership information by email, please contact the FT Membership Office via e-mail ft.enquiries@cmft.nhs.uk or telephone 0161 276 8661 and provide us with your email address.   With your help we can put sustainability at the heart of everything that we do.

If you would like more information about Sustainability at our NHS Foundation Trust, please contact Claire Igoe, Sustainability & Energy Manager - claire.igoe@cmft.nhs.uk.