Public Members area
Patients, carers and the public are brought together in a single
Public Member Constituency which is subdivided into the following
Members can become more involved in the work of our Trust with
one way being through our Council of Governors with Public Members
voting for Public Governors during the election process (usually
starts July each year).
Our Council of Governors is responsible for representing the
interests of members and influencing the Trust's future
plans. The Council of Governors is also responsible for
recruiting and engaging with members and making sure that our
membership profile reflects the communities that we
Having a broad and representative membership community and a
Council of Governors elected from and by our members is key to
working together to better meet the needs of our communities.
As a member, you can decide exactly how much or little you would
like to be involved. For example, you may simply wish to vote for
Governors that represent your area and receive regular
communication from us, such as newsletters and updates.
Or you may wish to play a more active role, including:
Become More Involved
All our members are equal, but the Trust recognises that some
members may wish to become more involved in the life of our NHS
Foundation Trust. One of the biggest ways that you can get involved
is to put yourself forward to stand for elction to our Council of Governors.
If you are interested in standing for election as a
Public Governor, please contact our FT Membership
Office. They will be able to give you details of when the next
Governor elections will be held (usually July each year), and the
process for standing as a candidate. The Trust is keen to
represent all areas of the community on the Council of Governors,
and welcomes interest from anyone within the various
You do need to be a member of the Foundation Trust before you
can stand for election (details of how to join are outlined below)
and Governors have to
meet certain criteria.
You do not need specific qualifications for the role, other than
an interest in healthcare and a commitment to representing your
constituents to the best of your ability. Please see our
Governor Role Information Pack for more details. A
comprehensive induction programme and ongoing training is
provided to Governors once they have been elected.
Governor Elections 2016
The results of the elections to the Council of Governors of
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are
now available - please see documents below:
The results were formally announced at our Annual
Members' Meeting held on 27th September 2016 with newly
elected Governors starting in office following closure of this
meeting. For more information about our Annual Members'
Meeting, please visit our Events webpage.
Your Views Matter to Us - Governor Contact
Governors are your voice and if you would like to share any
views or comments regarding our forward plan 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
If you have a specific concern or complaint, please contact our
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
Foundation Focus Newflash - Membership Newsletters
The Trust produces a regular Membership Newsletter to keep you informed
about all the news and latest developments within the Trust. We
also produce a young people's
version of the newsletter.
How to Join Membership of our NHS Foundation
If you, a family member or friend is interested
in becoming a member, please
click here to complete an application form or contact the
Membership Office (details above) for a paper form.
Changes to Your Membership Details or
Cancelling Your Membership
As part of the membership application process, the Department of
Health asks NHS Foundation Trusts to capture
information in relation to ethnicity, language and
disability status so that we can be sure that we are representing
all sections of our communities. We therefore
ask membership applicants to disclose this information
during the application process with all information collected being
confidential, in keeping with Data Protection rules and is not
released to third parties. If the information that you
supplied as part of your initial membership application process has
changed or changes in the future, please contact the Foundation
Trust Membership Office.
If you are an existing public member
and would like to cancel your
contact the Foundation Trust
Contacting the Foundation Trust Membership Office
For information about membership
or any other membership queries, please contact our Foundation
Trust Membership Office:
Post: Freepost Plus RRBR-AXBU-XTZT, CMFT NHS
Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL
Phone: 0161 276 8661 (office hours 9.00
am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday; answering machine outside
Help Us to Reduce our Carbon Footprint
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 email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.