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Why not join us to help us provide an ever improving quality of service and to ensure your voice is heard.

Our members are an essential part of our future development as an NHS Foundation Trust. We hope that thousands of people will want to become involved with our work by becoming members or perhaps by joining our Council of Governors.

We are all likely to need high quality, safe healthcare at some point in our lives. We are proud in the Newcastle Hospitals to provide an excellent service.

Our patients, and the public, our staff and partner organisations all help provide broad representation of our local community, reflecting a variety of different views. We are keen to ensure our membership is reflective of the community we serve, our workforce and that we do listen to what you want. We now also have a Membership and Community Relations Group to work with you.

Benefits of membership

Becoming a member is completely free and anyone can join. It only takes a couple of minutes to register and some of the benefits include:

  • certificate of membership
  • invitation to special events to show you what goes on behind the scenes at the hospitals
  • our newsletter keeping you up-to-date with plans and developments
  • the opportunity to join specific projects where your views on our services will offer a valuable perspective
  • vote for your representatives on the Council of Governors
  • stand for election to the Council of Governors yourself.

Members Events

Members’ Events are scheduled each year – they are free to all members and include informative presentations on topics of interest to our members.

Listed below are some examples of the most recent events held:

  • 7 March 2019 - Transformation & Sustainability Market Place and Medical Physics
  • 6 June 2019 - CAR T cell Therapy and 100,000 Genomes Project
  • 12 September 2019 - Celebrating the Trust's Links to the Armed Forces
  • 28 March 2018 - Newcastle Amputation Service and Total Knee Replacement Surgery
  • 24 July 2018  - National aHUS Service / Eye Clinic & ENT
  • 13 September 2018 - The Patient Journey / Fraud Prevention
  • 16 March 2017 – Pathology Services and Developments in Diabetes
  • 28 June 2017 – Dementia Services and Developments in Cancer Care
  • 21 September 2017 – Transplantation Services and Developments in Cardiac Surgery

Feedback from our 12 September 2019 event included:

‘Excellent - I have been blown away tonight'

‘Excellent - excellent speaker. Presentation was light, bright, full of humour and thoughtfulness'

'Excellent - Katie is a fab speaker - down to earth and shared some bad and happy experiences. Amazing that she shared her story with us'

'Excellent - Fascinating. We are so lucky to have such individuals within Newcastle Hospitals'

'Excellent  - another great asset to the Trust. An excellent example of human qualities'

Members’ Events scheduled for 2020:

  • Thursday 11 June - the History of the RVI
  • Thursday 22 October - Sustainability and Climate Change

Please note: As a result of COVID-19, Members Events have been postponed until further notice.


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