Show you care - become a member and support us

Membership is free, and as a member you will be able to:

  • vote for your representatives on the Council of Governors 
  • stand for election yourself to the Council of Governors 
  • receive regular information about what we are doing 
  • attend the Council of Governors meetings
  • come to our popular health seminars  
  • meet our experts
  • advise on the information given to patients
  • take part in surveys and consultations
  • benefit from discounts on many products and services with the Health Services Discounts scheme.

About our members

Membership of Guy’s and St Thomas’ is divided into constituencies. Each constituency votes for its representative on the Council of Governors.

The constituencies are: 

Patient constituency 

You can choose to become a patient member if you:

  • have been a patient of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in the last five years
  • are aged 18 or older.

Public constituency

You can choose to become a public member if you:

  • are aged 18 or older
  • live in one of the London boroughs of Southwark, Lambeth, Westminster, Lewisham or Wandsworth.

Staff constituency

All staff who are employed under a permanent contract of employment or on a fixed term contract of at least 12 months by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are automatically enrolled as staff members – unless they choose to opt out.

You can also become a member of the staff constituency if you are employed by King’s College London or London South Bank University and have been continuously based at our Trust for at least 12 months.

Please refer to our constitution (PDF 318Kb) for more details.

How you can join

Apply online, email or call 0800 731 0319.

After joining you will receive regular updates and invitations to events and meetings.

It’s entirely up to you how actively you want to be involved.

Spread the word

We are really keen for new members to join.

Involving as many people as possible will make sure our services reflect the diverse needs of our patients and local residents.

Encourage your family or neighbours to become members.