Members

In Cumbria over 15,000 people including those who use our services, their carers, staff, members of partner and voluntary organisations and other interested people are members of our Trust.

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. Membership is free, and as a Member you will be able to:

  • Have a greater say in how our services are run;
  • Stand for election as a Governor;
  • Elect others to represent you on the Governors 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.

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.

Member and Governor information leaflet

Complete our online registration form

We also have a publications scheme page which provides details of who we are and how we operate.

Our three year Membership Engagement Strategy sets out our plans to establish, maintain and develop an active and representative membership. This strategy has been reviewed by the Membership and Communication committee and was approved by the Governors Council on 4 May 2017. The Membership and Communication committee will continue to oversee implementation of the strategy and will provide regular reports on progress to the Governors Council.

2017 Annual Members Meeting presentation


Mental Health Service Users experiencing better care

From Our Mental Health Team Mental Health Service Users experiencing better care

A survey of mental health service users in Cumbria has shown significant improvements in the care and treatment received.

Recruitment video showcases Cumbria as the place that’s ‘got it all’

Trust-wide News Recruitment video showcases Cumbria as the place that’s ‘got it all’

Health services in North Cumbria launch their latest recruitment video to attract the very best talent to the area

Trusts celebrate Occupational Therapy Week

Trusts celebrate Occupational Therapy Week

Celebrating the hard work of OTs across Cumbria

Time to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace this October

Time to Talk about Mental Health in the Workplace this October

Mental Health in the Workplace is the theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day, which is taking place on 10th October.

Cumbria at the forefront of mental health innovation

Cumbria at the forefront of mental health innovation

Local NHS services are highlighting good practice in mental health in a bid to raise awareness and tackle stigma

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Cumbria Partnership Reflects on the Past Year

Over 70 people attended our Annual Members Meeting in Penrith.

Campaign launched to cut falls in over-65s

Campaign launched to cut falls in over-65s

Events in libraries across Cumbria to cut the risk of falls

Cumbria hailed as at the ‘cutting edge’ of quality improvements

From Our Community Health Team Cumbria hailed as at the ‘cutting edge’ of quality improvements

Professor Brian Dolan visited the county to talk about the importance of patients’ time in healthcare

TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CONFERENCE INCREASES AWARENESS OF RISK IN CUMBRIA

From Our Community Health Team TUBERCULOSIS (TB) CONFERENCE INCREASES AWARENESS OF RISK IN CUMBRIA

Cumbria is classified as a low risk area for TB but the risk of infection remains

Help for Heroes volunteers learn about support for military veterans in Cumbria – with Cake!

Help for Heroes volunteers learn about support for military veterans in Cumbria – with Cake!

Bake for Heroes event gives student chance to talk about mental health

Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

Results published for NHS National Staff Survey

The results of the NHS National Staff Survey 2016 have been published for Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

New Non Executive Directors appointed

New Non Executive Directors appointed

Two new Non Executive Directors have been appointed to Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Out of hospital team helps more patients recover at home… twice as fast

Out of hospital team helps more patients recover at home… twice as fast

People using the service recover twice as fast as those in hospital

Bay Health & Care Partners pledge bright future for health across Morecambe Bay

Bay Health & Care Partners pledge bright future for health across Morecambe Bay

Better Care Together teams will work even more closely in the future

Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

Trust Talk showcases the hard work of CPFT staff

The latest issue of Trust Talk has been published

Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting

Join us at our Annual Members’ Meeting

Thursday 1st September at Stoneybeck Inn, Penrith

Kentmere Ward Update:  Drop in session well attended

Kentmere Ward Update:  Drop in session well attended

Healthwatch Cumbria facilitated a session to listen to the views of the community.

CEO of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists comes to Cumbria

From Our Specialist Services Team CEO of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists comes to Cumbria

Speech & Language Therapists come together to hear about driving the profession forward in Cumbria

Health advice this bank holiday weekend

Health advice this bank holiday weekend

Use the right NHS service advice and plan ahead for the bank holiday

THINK! Why A&E?

Trust-wide News THINK! Why A&E?

It is important to make the most of the range of NHS services available to you and choose the right health service for your health needs.

‘Choose South Cumbria’ shortlisted for prestigious national health award

‘Choose South Cumbria’ shortlisted for prestigious national health award

The campaign has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Strategic recruitment award

CQC report highlights caring services, good practice and improvements required at CPFT

CQC report highlights caring services, good practice and improvements required at CPFT

The Care Quality Commission have released their report following the inspection last November.

More awards for Trust’s mental health units

More awards for Trust’s mental health units

The Kentmere ward at the Westmorland General Hospital has been awarded the Full Monty award from the organisation Star Wards

Staff report improvement in recommending CPFT as a place to work or receive care

Staff report improvement in recommending CPFT as a place to work or receive care

Staff at are reporting a significant improvement in recommending the organisation as a place to work

Dream placement students have been inspired by the NHS

Dream placement students have been inspired by the NHS

Tree Cumbrian students who have been on a ‘dream placement’ at Trust for the past week have told managers they have been inpsired

Cumbrian students have Dream Placement at NHS Trust

Cumbrian students have Dream Placement at NHS Trust

Three students get dream opportunity to get experience at CPFT

Come along to our Consultant Open Day

Trust-wide News Come along to our Consultant Open Day

We are delighted to be hosting a Consultant Open Day on Friday 22nd April at the Rheged Centre in Penrith

Using Disney as a therapy technique

Using Disney as a therapy technique

Disney characters used as a technique to help children express their feelings.

Local crafts women has donated £200 to Penrith Hospital

Local crafts women has donated £200 to Penrith Hospital

Samantha Podda of Penrith Crafts has raffled off her hand-crocheted reindeer hat and donated the money to Penrith Hospital.

Volunteer retires after giving almost 30 years of her time to Stroke Scheme

From Our Community Health Team Volunteer retires after giving almost 30 years of her time to Stroke Scheme

Judy Hall from Whitehaven is leaving her voluntary role of working with stroke patients after around 30 years of service.

Vanguard recognition for Millom Model

Vanguard recognition for Millom Model

The national director in charge of overseeing new models of care within the NHS has expressed how excited she is about the work in Millom.

National commendation for the Trust’s Medical Education Team

National commendation for the Trust’s Medical Education Team

The trusts Medical Education Team will receive national commendation for their project called the Medical Education Reviewers (MER) process.

Lower limb exercise class gives patient’s their lives back

From Our Community Health Team Lower limb exercise class gives patient’s their lives back

Six week lower limb exercise programme helps patients recover from injuries and operations.

Walking aids champion goes the extra mile!

From Our Community Health Team Walking aids champion goes the extra mile!

Walking Aid Champions have been successful at Rosecroft care home in Workington.

Flooding update from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Flooding update from Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Spirit is one of our values and we have been overwhelmed by just how much we have had from our staff throughout this incident

Services delivered by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust set to resume

Trust-wide News Services delivered by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust set to resume

Services delivered by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust resuming tomorrow (Wednesday)

Cumbria Floods latest information from your NHS

Cumbria Floods latest information from your NHS

NHS England has released the following media statement on behalf of all NHS organisations in Cumbria:

Cumbria joins the fight to prevent pressure ulcers

Cumbria joins the fight to prevent pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers – sometimes known as bedsores or pressure sores – are an injury that develops when extra pressure disrupts the flow of blood

CPFT support Antibiotic Awareness week

CPFT support Antibiotic Awareness week

Increasing antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges in medicine

Get involved in shaping future healthcare services in West, North and East Cumbria

Get involved in shaping future healthcare services in West, North and East Cumbria

The Success Regime Programme in West, North and East Cumbria wants to hear from you

OT Week: A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist

OT Week: A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist

A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist working with patients with complex mental health

Patients encouraged to feedback to the CQC

Patients encouraged to feedback to the CQC

Comments boxes being delivered to services

Supporting our nurses with revalidation

Supporting our nurses with revalidation

Every three years, nurses will need to meet a range of requirements and provide evidence to demonstrat they practise safely and effectively.

Success Regime event

Success Regime event

Inaugural event marks the start of new era of improvement for local health and care services

Know your numbers for Blood Pressure Week

Know your numbers for Blood Pressure Week

We are asking people in Cumbria Know Their Numbers during Blood Pressure Week (14th – 20th September).

Penrith Community Health Care Assistant wins national award

From Our Community Health Team Penrith Community Health Care Assistant wins national award

Lydia Jackson, Community Health Care Assistant within the Penrith District Nursing Team has won a national award for her outstanding care

NHS Organisations combine for the Westmorland Show

NHS Organisations combine for the Westmorland Show

A host of NHS staff will be on hand at the Westmorland Show

Fund raising boost for the COPD Team

From Our Community Health Team Fund raising boost for the COPD Team

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) team in Carlisle have received a very generous donation of £500

Cumbria SAS doctor initiative commended by the British Medical Association

Cumbria SAS doctor initiative commended by the British Medical Association

The British Medical Association have nationally recognised the Trust's new professional development programme for SAS doctors.

Annual Members’ Meeting 2015 - Save the Date

Trust-wide News Annual Members’ Meeting 2015 - Save the Date

Our Annual Members’ Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 23rd September at Rheged

Senior health leaders from South Africa visit Millom

Senior health leaders from South Africa visit Millom

Senior executives from South Africa visited Millom to learn about how the community and NHS are working together within the Millom Alliance.

National recognition for Millom

From Our Community Health Team National recognition for Millom

Gp's for Millom campaign video wins the Local Community Initiative award at the UK Public Sector Communication Awards.

Case Manager appointed in Millom to prevent unplanned hospital admissions

Case Manager appointed in Millom to prevent unplanned hospital admissions

A new Case Manager introduced within the Millom area to support patients with long term health conditions.

Cumbria Partnership Chief Executive reflects on achievements of year

Cumbria Partnership Chief Executive reflects on achievements of year

The Trust is celebrating the achievements of 2014/15 at its Annual Members’ Meeting at Rheged in September

‘Breaking the Cycle – The Time is Now’

From Our Community Health Team ‘Breaking the Cycle – The Time is Now’

This initiative encouraging Trusts to take time out from day to day operational pressures

Living with Type 2 Diabetes Day

From Our Specialist Services Team Living with Type 2 Diabetes Day

Diabetes UK, staff from CPFT provide tips and advice for patients to enable them to enjoy life

Recent MembersNet meeting highlights the importance of a population health approach

Recent MembersNet meeting highlights the importance of a population health approach

Members of the Trust recently had the opportunity to ask the Trust Board how the future of healthcare

Take care in the summer sun

Take care in the summer sun

Useful tips to help in warmer temperatures to prevent health problems

Care Navigator introduced to Millom

Care Navigator introduced to Millom

Care Navigator introduced to reduce GP appointments and hospital admissions

CQC monitoring report about Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health Services

CQC monitoring report about Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health Services

This Thursday the 11th June, the Care Quality Commission published a routine report about Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust...

Have your say in local health issues

Have your say in local health issues

Next members meeting 18th June in Kendal