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 our online form and join today!

Book to join our free member webinars

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

We have hosted a number of sessions where NHFT experts, leaders and clinicians shared information, expertise and practical guidance on the subjects you’ve told us are important.  

You can see the list of events and dates below. 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.

  • Annual Public and Members Meeting (APMM)Monday 23 September 2024 from 5.30pm -Join us for our Annual Showcase where you can hear about the latest news and opportunities in local healthcare, as well as the Trust’s recent achievements, and plans and priorities for the year ahead. 
    Book your place and submit a question here.

  • Careers in the NHS webinar - Wednesday 2 October 2024 from 5pm - Join us for real-life case studies and first-hand advice on how to start your career with the NHS, and hear about the various jobs or apprenticeships which are available, including roles in finance, human resources, administration or nursing.
    Book your place here

  • iDiscover service webinar - Monday 11 November 2024 from 5pm - Join us to hear more about our recently-launched iDiscover resource for children, young people and those who support them. Find out how it's inspiring young people aged under 25 to explore who they are, and how they grow as people.
    Book your place here.

  • NHFT Strategy webinar - Wednesday 29 January 2025 from 2pm - Join us to find out more about NHFT's strategy and future plans as we continue to work towards our vision to be a leading provider of outstanding, compassionate care.
    Book your place here.

  • TBC - March 2025 

You can view previous member webinars here


SURVEY - We would like to hear your suggestions for webinars about NHFT services which you would like to attend over the coming months.

Complete our survey here


Minutes from previous annual public and members meetings (APMM).


Switch to digital membership 

If you are not already signed up as a digital member, it's easy to go green and switch!

It means we can keep in touch with you in the most effective way, and it reduces our carbon footprint and costs (less postal mailings). You'll also receive lots more useful information - including our monthly Editions - if you go digital. 

Just provide your details, via the form below, and we will do the rest to switch you to receive communications by email only.  

We require a postal address to ensure you are allocated to the correct constituency (public area for example) however we will communicate by email once one is provided.  

Switch to digital membership form