Become a member

Join us and make a difference

Our members play a key part in the shaping and development of Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. They directly influence the way we are run and how we will develop in the future. Our members add value to the Trust by representing the people who live in the communities we serve, our service users and carers.Membership form updated Feb 2020[pdf] 721KB

What are the benefits of membership?

Membership is free and as a member you have the opportunity to:

  • Have a say in the future of your local health service 
  • Become involved in developing our services and our future plans
  • Receive regular information about our work via our Members’ Bulletin
  • Learn more about health and wellbeing
  • Be invited to meetings and members health events
  • Elect people to represent your views on the Council of Governors
  • Stand for election on the Council of Governors yourself


You can decide how little or how much you want to be involved. For example, you might simply want to receive a membership pack and information about the Trust. If you prefer, you could take part in meetings and events that interest you. Or you can be actively involved, learn about the Council of Governors and decide if you want to stand for election.

Who can become a member?

Anyone who is over the age of 12 and uses our services, cares for someone who uses them, or lives in Northamptonshire can become a member of the Trust. We have also introduced a 'Rest of England' constituency, so anyone in England can now also join as a member. Staff who work for NHFT can also join. Our aim is to develop a wide membership including service users, carers, local residents and staff that reflect the diverse population of Northamptonshire. We currently have over 12,000 members, a great total to have reached, and we are always looking for more members and  involvement.

How do I join?

Complete the following form and join today!

Membership Application

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory

All members who provide an email address are sent membership communications (including the email update NHFT Editions) by email as it saves the Trust money and allows us to contact you more frequently. If you do not have an email address or wish to be contacted in a different way please select your preferences below.

Data you provide to NHFT is processed in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018 & General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. For more information please view the Trusts Privacy Notice here

NEW FOR 2022: Membership events programme

Our brand new programme of events is all about NHFT bringing you more information on the topics that matter to you and your loved ones.

Join us for engaging, virtual sessions throughout the year, where NHFT experts, leaders and clinicians will share information, expertise and practical guidance on the subjects you’ve told us are important.

You can see the list of events and dates below, keep checking back for more information on session details and confirmed dates. Alternatively, you can express your interest in particular sessions by emailing and we will keep you in the loop via email. All sessions will be made available to watch back after they’ve taken place, so don’t worry if you miss an event, we'll be sharing our dedicated watch-back playlist after each event.

Currently planned events include:

  • Mental Health Wellbeing - date TBC October/ November 2022
  • Stress awareness - 1 November 2022, 1.30pm
  • Youth Mental health - 2 February 2023, 4pm
  • Diabetes - TBC March 2023

Watch out for more information on the new date for the Annual Public and Members' Meeting, which was postponed in September due to the period of National Mourning.

Click here to view minutes from previous annual public and members meetings (APMM).