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Become a member of our Trust

Last updated: 12/08/2020

Becoming a member of University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is a great way to support, find out more, or get involved in the work of our hospitals. It's free to join, and how much you choose to get involved is up to you. You can:

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and news from our hospitals
  • Receive invitations to our Trust events such as Health Matters Events 
  • Take part in focus groups and other activities to help improve services
  • Vote in our Governor Elections to elect governors to represent your interests 
  • Stand for election as a governor of the Trust
  • If you're between 11 and 21 years old - join our Youth Involvement Group. You can find out more below.

To join the Trust please use the become a member form. For details of how we use and look after your data, please read our privacy notice.

Alternatively, if you would prefer us to send you a form in the post, or if you have any questions about membership, call the membership office on 0117 342 3764 or email foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk

Membership is open to all members of the public if you are over the age of seven and live in England or Wales. Staff at UHBW automatically become staff members, unless they choose to opt out. By law we are required to make a register of our membership available to the public on request. This register shows the member's name and their membership type (i.e. public member), but not their address or any other personal details. If you wish to be taken off the public register, please get in touch with the Membership Office.

Already a member? Have your say - contact your governor

Public Members elect governors to represent their interests. If you are a member and would like to contact your governor about any issue, you can do this by emailing foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk

Virtual Annual Members’ Meeting/Annual General Meeting

You are invited to our virtual Annual Members’ Meeting/AGM which held yearly in September. You’ll be able to hear from our Board members and governors about the successes and challenges of the past year and plans for the next. There will also be an opportunity for you to put your questions to our Board members. For further information please email foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk or call 0117 342 3764.

Youth involvement group

The University Hospitals Bristol and Weston Foundation Trust Youth Involvement Group is a fun, pro-active group of young people aged between 11 and 21 years old. We are all Foundation Trust members and we meet monthly to discuss our ideas and things we would like to change in the hospitals which are part of UHBW.

We aim to listen to the young voices of the south west and help to improve the services available for young people.

If you would like to join the Youth Involvement Group or join as a Foundation Trust member please email foundationtrust@uhbw.nhs.uk.