Become a member

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Become a member and make a difference 

As an NHS Foundation Trust (FT), Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals are overseen by a Board of Directors, Council of Governors, and members made up of patients, public and staff. 

The Council of Governors represents the views of members to ensure they influence the direction and development of Trust decisions and strategy set by the board of directors.  

Members of the public, patients, carers and our Trust staff are all invited to become FT members, for free, and help play an active part in influencing the future.

Join us and get involved 

As a member, you can:

  • elect governors to feedback your views to the Trust
  • stand for election to the Council of Governors and shape future policy 
  • put yourself forward for appointment as a non-executive board director – including Chair
  • influence future services by providing feedback on existing Trust services as well as future priorities e.g. through consultations and surveys
  • provide a view on forward plans for the Trust’s services
  • be involved in patient and public involvement activity
  • attend our Members’ Annual Meeting, and other member only events and talks by our specialists
  • demonstrate your support for our world leading services and staff. 

You will be joining over 10,000 other patients, carers, members of the public and staff in showing your support for the work we do at the Trust.  

Becoming a member 

Becoming a member is easy and free. You simply need to be over 18 years of age and live in England or Wales. You can join as a patient member, a carer member (as someone who is a parent or carer for a patient) or as a staff member.

If you are interested in becoming a Trust member, please fill out the registration form. If you would like a paper version of the registration form or are already a member but need to update your personal details, please contact:

Nancy Dickinson
Corporate governance & membership manager
Email: n.dickinson@rbht.nhs.uk 
Royal Brompton Hospital 
Sydney Street 
London 
SW3 6NP 

Connect: our new digital newsletter 

Connect, our first digital newsletter for members, launched this month. You can read the July edition here

We welcome your thoughts on what you would like us to cover in upcoming newsletters and topics of interest for future webinars and events. Send an email to n.dickinson@rbht.nhs.uk with your ideas. 

Notice of combined meeting 

Annual General Meeting of the Council of Governors and Members Annual Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Council of Governors and Members’ Annual Meeting of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust will be held virtually, due to Government restrictions associated with Covid-19. It shall take place on:

Tuesday 14th July 2020

11am – 1pm

The agenda, online location and how to attend virtually will be published, in due course, on the Trust’s website at https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/about-us/become-member

The main purpose of the meeting is for the Annual Report & Accounts 2019/20 to be presented to the Council of Governors and the Members of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

Register to attend

Membership strategy 2019 - 2021

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust was authorised as a Foundation Trust in June 2009, becoming Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. As part of the authorisation process, a membership was recruited and elections were held to appoint the first Foundation Trust governors. 

A membership strategy was devised in 2013 in order to set out plans for future development of the membership to ensure that this is representative of the communities served by the Foundation Trust - as required under the terms of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and enshrined in the Constitution of the Foundation Trust. 

The strategy for 2015-17 has now been updated following review by the membership steering group prior to presentation to the Council of Governors on 17 July 2019. The membership steering committee will continue to oversee implementation of the strategy and will provide regular reports on progress to the Council of Governors. 

Read the membership strategy: Membership Strategy 2019-2021 (PDF, 479KB)

Privacy notice

Please note that by joining as a member of The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, the personal data you provide will be processed for membership purposes and service evaluation, and in accordance with these legitimate interests under the General Data Protection Regulation. The details you supply will be held on a secure database and will also be securely shared with relevant third parties, for example, for governor elections.

At any point you may cancel your membership by contacting the membership manager at n.dickinson@rbht.nhs.uk.