This is a really exciting time to become a Trust member at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, particularly as we are now working much more closely with our colleagues at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. This means in the future there will be even more opportunities that our members can get involved within to help shape more health services in the county.
As a member you can have your say to help improve and shape our services as well as receiving regular updates from us including our latest news.
As an NHS Foundation Trust, we need support from lots of different people and one way you can do this is by becoming a member. Being a Foundation Trust means a lot more people can have their say on our services. We also have more choices and freedom to change to meet the needs of the people who use our services. It also means we have ‘members’.
The views of our members are represented by 47 individual Governors who work closely with the Board of Directors to develop business plans in line with the needs of local people.
Becoming a member is free and you can decide how much time you would like to give. Anyone aged 14 and lives in Cumbria can join us.
What can I do if I become a member?
- Have a greater say in how our services are run and developed
- Get involved in our co-production sessions - read more about more about co-production opportunities and meetings
- Have a direct link into the Board
- Stand for election as a Governor
- Elect others to represent you on the Governor’s Council
- Receive regular updates about the Trust and its services
- Tell us about the needs and expectations of your local community
- Attend the Annual Members Meeting and other Members’ events.
- Open to receive benefits of the NHS discount scheme at a number of high street and online stores - saving you money on everything from meals out to holidays.
Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. We love to see and hear from our Members and welcome any help you can offer in organising events and spreading the word about becoming a Member in the community.
Different types of membership
- Public – anyone who lives in Cumbria, Lancashire and North East England.
- Staff – all Trust staff are automatically staff members unless they decide to opt out.
How to become a member:
Simply fill in our online form and we’ll do the rest. You will receive confirmation once we have processed your membership.
Published: 18th October 2018
We are looking for individuals to become involved and nominate themselves to become Governors
Published: 11th October 2018
Attendees heard more about our achievements and challenges over the past year, and our future plans for health services in the county.
Published: 4th October 2018
Event to shape the new community project for prevent stroke and other cardiovascular disease
Published: 2nd October 2018
If you haven’t already booked a place for our a joint annual meeting, there's still time.
Published: 18th September 2018
Your invite to ‘be involved’ in the future of health care provision.
Published: 17th July 2018
Mr Liston and Mr Cook will take up post within CPFT from 1st August 2018 for a two year term of office.
Published: 8th August 2016
Thursday 1st September at Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith
Published: 28th September 2015
Published: 8th September 2015
Better Care Together and a 'Sick' performance are just some of the highlights of our annual members meeting
Published: 26th August 2015
Join Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for our Annual Members Meeting on Wednesday 23rd September
Published: 29th July 2015
Our Annual Members’ Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd September at Rheged
Published: 15th July 2015
The Trust is celebrating the achievements of 2014/15 at its Annual Members’ Meeting at Rheged in September
Published: 1st July 2015
Members of the Trust recently had the opportunity to ask the Trust Board how the future of healthcare
Published: 1st June 2015
Next members meeting 18th June in Kendal
Published: 15th December 2014
Jane Smith has been re-elected as Lead Governor for the Trust
Published: 21st November 2014
The popular event, which took place at Rheged allowed people in Cumbria to find out more about how the Trust has progressed in 2013/14
Published: 25th September 2014
Over 300 members were entertained, informed and inspired at the 2014 Annual Members Meeting. Films available from the day.