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Q. Who can be a Member?

A. Anyone who lives in the area, works for our Trust, or has used our services as a patient, service user, or carer, can become a Member of our Trust.

You can apply to be a member via our online application form.

Alternatively, you can email for more information.

Membership categories

Patient constituency

Members who have used any of our services as a patient or service user within the five years immediately preceding the date of application, or if they care for someone who has used any of our services within the five years immediately preceding the date of application;

Public constituency

Members of the public that live in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or the rest of England and Wales;

Staff constituency

Members of staff working for us or who are seconded to the Trust, i.e. County Council employees.
Members must be aged 12 years or over and can only become a Member of one Constituency.

Q. How are Members represented and how can they have a say in their local health services?

A. Governors are elected by Members from each constituency to represent their views regarding the Trust’s services.  In other words, Governors are the central voice for the Membership community and have the power to influence the strategic direction of the Trust.

Members wishing to express a view about the Trust’s services can inform their Governor and they will feedback the Members views to the Board of Directors.

Last updated: 13 December, 2017

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