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What is a Foundation Trust?

NHS Foundation Trusts were created to devolve decision-making from central Government to local organisations and communities so they are more responsive to the needs of local people.

Membership allows local people, patients and staff to have their say in the Trust’s future development. Members are responsible for electing a Council of Governors, who represent the local population and hold the Trust Board to account.

Public membership is open to residents and patients aged 16 years or more who reside in England.

Why become a member?

  • Membership is free!
  • Receive regular updates from the Trust and information about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved
  • Receive a digital copy of the Trust’s magazine ‘News@Medway’ and our Community Newsletter
  • Vote to elect the Council of Governors and stand for election as a governor yourself
  • Members are eligible for discounts at – a special discount scheme which is only available to people working for, or closely with, the NHS.

If you are interested in becoming a member of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, you can apply by completing the membership application form.

If you have any questions or queries about becoming a member, please do not hesitate to contact us