As a foundation
trust we have a membership community made up of a public
constituency of local people and a staff constituency for all
permanent members of staff.
Becoming a public member is
free and gives you the opportunity to support the
Trust by sharing your views and influencing the way the
hospital is run.
Members ensure that the community’s views are considered in the
development of the Trust’s strategy.
Public members may be from special interest groups, independent
activists who want to share their skills and
experience or simply people who, like many of our
patients or relatives, just have an interest in supporting their
local hospital and finding out what’s going on.
Public members must live in the Trust constituency areas within
Berkshire and Southern Oxfordshire. Staff are automatically added
to the staff membership unless they choose to formally opt out.
As of April 2013 we have over 18,000 public
- receive regular information about our activities, for example,
and the annual
- be consulted, for example, on how the provision
of services could be improved
- be invited to member events, for example information seminars
and tours of the hospital
- be able to stand for election to the Council of
- vote in the election of representatives to the Council of
- receive discounts on a wide
range of goods and services.
How do I become a member?
Members of the public can apply online. Becoming a member is FREE. You will
receive information from us about events and meetings you can
attend, but is entirely up to you whether you wish to attend.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0118 322 8600