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The Foundation Trust membership

  • Become a member of Guy's and St Thomas' – video transcript

    Hello my name is Karen Bonner (head of nursing). Guy's and St Thomas' is a major research and teaching NHS Foundation Trust. We provide a range of hospital and community services for our local people and specialist services for those patients who travel from further afield. We need people like you to help us provide the best possible care for our patients.

    Hello my name is James Palmer (public governor). There are lots of opportunities for members to take part, from attending our free health seminars, to taking part in quality assessment. Membership is free and you can decide how involved you want to be.

    Hello my name is Amanda Pritchard (chief executive). Our members lie at the heart of our organisation, they are our eyes and ears. They tell us what our local community want and expect from us, so we can continue to provide high-quality, personalised care. Get involved, support your local health services, become a member.

 

As a Foundation Trust, we are accountable to patients and members of the public. We want people who are interested in the Trust and what we do to become actively involved in our plans. We are guided by our values in everything that we do, putting patients first, taking pride in what we do, respecting others, striving to be the best, and acting with integrity. 

There are two vital groups at the heart of our organisation which are:

Our members

Our members contribute to the organisation on a voluntary basis. We count on them for feedback, local knowledge and support.

Our governors

The governors, with the support of our members, ensure our work is in keeping with our values, meeting the needs of our local citizens and supporting all who use our services to make us a successful Foundation Trust. 

Members elect patient, public and staff representatives to the Council of Governors so their voice is heard. 

Membership 

As a Foundation Trust we are accountable to our local community, patients and staff, who all have the right to become members.

Become a member

Would you like to help shape the future of patient care? Then please join us as a member of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Membership application form

Council of Governors

Members can become even more involved by standing for election as governors and representing their fellow members' views on the Council of Governors.

How you can join

Apply to become a member online, email members@gstt.nhs.uk or call 0800 731 0319.

Download our membership leaflet (PDF 245Kb) to find out more.

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.