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Why become a member?

Why become a member?

As an NHS Foundation Trust we have freedom from central government which allows us to shape the future of our services locally to meet the needs of our service users and the local community. You can have real input into shaping the future of your local NHS services by becoming a member.

Being a member of an NHS Foundation Trust gives you the opportunity to get involved with your local healthcare provider and participate and positively influence plans for the development of the Trust and its services for the benefit of patients and carers.

You might just want to keep up to date with developments at your local hospitals via our twice yearly members’ newsletter, ‘Foundation News’. Or you might be keen to get more involved and engage with us more frequently.

We want to maintain a diverse and representative membership and provide different ways for the people we serve to contribute to the success of our organisation. Our Membership Strategy helps us to do this.

If you're not already a member, why not join today by clicking on the Membership Application Form button on the right of the screen. 

What is membership?

We became a Foundation Trust in 2006, and as such, are required to have a membership community - ours is made up of public members and staff members. 

Being a public member is your opportunity to support your local NHS Trust, which manages Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary plus some community services in Calderdale.  It also gives you the chance to contribute to and influence plans and service developments.

As a member you might just want to keep up-to-date with developments at the Trust (by receiving our members' newsletter).  Alternatively you might want to get more involved.  It's entirely up to you! 

We encourage membership applications from all sectors of our communities, to develop a wide and diverse membership, and we try to provide different ways for the people we serve to contribute to the success of our organisation.

Joining is easy and membership is completely free - so why not join today?

How do I join?

Applying to become a member of our Trust is quick and easy. You can do this by completing our on-line Membership Application Form here.

Any information you give will be used solely to keep you informed about developments in the organisation.  Your information will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

I'm interested - can I become a member?

Can I become a member?

If you’re over the age of 16 and live within one of the Trust’s local areas (‘constituencies’) you can become a member of our Trust. Service users, members of the public and carers can all become members.

Here’s a map showing our constituencies: see map

Check you live within one of these before applying to become a member!

All members of staff automatically become a member of our staff constituency when they join the Trust, unless they choose to opt out.

 

 

 

Are there any benefits of being a member?

Are there any benefits of being a member?

Joining is easy and it’s free! Membership offers you a range of benefits, including:

    A discount scheme for local and national retailers - click on the button to the right to go to the website and register (NB - if you don't work for the Trust, just leave the NHS staff number/order number blank, and put CHFT as the organisation name)

    Invitations to attend meetings and events, including the Trust's Annual General Meeting

    Invitations to take part in consultations and surveys

    The right to vote for fellow members who put themselves forward for election to the Council of  Governors

    The right to stand for election to the Council of Governors

    A twice-yearly members' newsletter about developments at the Trust 

 

How do I become a public member?

Applying to become a member of our Trust is quick and easy. You can do this by completing our on-line Membership Application Form here.

Any information you give will be used solely to keep you informed about developments in the organisation.  Your information will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.