Help shape the services we provide and the experience
of our patients, carers, families and staff
Foundation Trust membership is fundamental to the provision of our services. It enables us to stay independent and retain our position as one of the UK’s leading mental health and community health trusts.
The trust board depends on the membership to keep them in touch with what’s needed in our hospitals and services.
Our membership helps us discover how best to improve services, making sure that we put patients’ and local communities’ needs first.
Membership is free and everyone over 12 years old is welcome to join.
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust operates across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. The range of our services varies from location to location.
Have a say in how your local services are developed.
There are many reasons to join Oxford Health. As a member you can:
You can become a member if you live in our area and have an interest in local healthcare, or have used our services as a patient, service user or carer. If you work for us, you are automatically a member unless you opt out.
As a member you will be the first to know about our services and plans for the future and can help to shape them. You have no obligations as a member, but there are lots of ways to get involved.
The trust has three categories of members:
You can represent this constituency if you:
Anyone who lives in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or the rest of England and Wales and is interested in local healthcare can join this constituency.
Anyone employed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and has:
“I became a member because I’m a carer for my son. I wanted to meet people who know and care about mental health care. It’s important for me to feel that I am doing my bit; that I support the people who work here.”
“I have been a service user for years and I’ve had some negative experiences. But I don’t want to complain. I want to make suggestions. ... I want to make sure that service user voice is heard."