Join our foundation trust

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From sharing your thoughts and ideas to influencing the way we provide hospital services, from electing our governors to becoming a governor yourself – there are many  ways you can help us as a member.

All foundation trusts must have members and the larger and more involved our membership is, and the more closely it reflects the different communities we treat as patients, the better. We need as many interested people as possible to join us – and we'd love you and your friends and family to be one of them.

Join us today – it's quick and easy and it is free.

If you live in Gloucestershire you can become a member of the Trust for free. When you register as a member, you can have real input into shaping the future of our hospitals. We have around 12,000 members of our Trust.

Find out more about the Trust. 

Why become a member?

Becoming a member will give you the opportunity to learn more about what we do and to be involved in shaping services and sharing your views.

As a member you will...

- receive an annual newsletter, keeping you up to date with news and developments at our hospitals

- be invited to seminars/tours, meetings and events to gain an inside view on your hospital on various departments and specialities

- be invited to have your say about the future of the hospitals and services we provide to you

- be able to vote for a Governor or stand as a Governor. Find out more about Governors

- learn about volunteering opportunities and other ways you can get involved

- benefit from discounts on many purchases through NHS Discounts


"It was a super way to get a better understanding of the work of the trust and a privilege to have access to some excellent events"


Who can become a member?

- Anyone who lives in Gloucestershire can become a member (must be 15 or over)

- Anyone who lives outside Gloucestershire and has been a patient in one of our hospitals in the last years three years can become a member (must be15 or over)

- Anyone who lives outside Gloucestershire and is caring for someone who is currently a patient at one of our hospitals or who has been a patient in the last three years

- All Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust employees and volunteers are automatically registered as members when they join the Trust.

Read our Membership strategy

Membership strategy 2017-20

Click on the image to see what our objectives are and what we're doing for our members.

Contact us 

If you have any further questions about becoming a member of our Trust please email us at or call freephone 0800 019 3303. Alternatively you can write to us at:

Membership Office

Freepost SWC3499

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Great Western Road

Gloucester GL1 3NN

Please note: Any information given to the Trust in connection with the NHS Foundation Trust status will only be used for that purpose. Names of members will be included on a public register.  The information will be stored and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.