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Become a member

We truly value the support and insight our members give us and we are encouraging more people to join our growing membership

Our members enable us to strengthen our bond with our local communities and stakeholders assisting us to truly understand our local health economy and what our services mean for you. People become members for many reasons; some join because they are interested in supporting a local service which helps people in their local community, others may experience, live with, or know someone who is affected by mental and physical health issues or have a learning disability and some because they want greater involvement the Trust.

Becoming a member helps to support a range of activities which are vital for the development of local services. We truly value the support and insight our members give us and are able to deliver better services because of them.

Get your friends and family to join us and make a difference

As a Trust we welcome diverse opinions and always need new members to assist us. You may already be a member of our Trust but we would ask you to talk to your family, friends and neighbours and encourage them to get involved.

As a member you can:

  • Receive regular updates via our members' newsletter
  • Take part in events and attend Council of Governors 
  • Voice your opinion and help to influence the development of services in your local area
  • Vote in elections for Governors 
  • Stand for election to become a Governor and represent members of our Trust

Membership is FREE and open to everyone over the age of 14 - there is no upper age limit. So why not join us today?

  • Click here to complete our online membership form.

Email: hpft.comms@nhs.net

Privacy Notice for Foundation Trust Members

For details of our Privacy Notice please click here

Our Constitution 

To download a copy of our Constitution click here

Disqualifications from membership

A person may not be a member of the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust: 

If, in the opinion of the Board of Governors, there are reasonable grounds to believe that they are likely to act in a way detrimental to the interests of the Trust.

  • If they have, within the preceding two years been dismissed, other than by reason of redundancy, from any paid employment in any NHS body
  • If their name appears on the Sex Offenders Register
  • If, within the last five years, they have been involved in a serious incident of violence at any of the Trust’s inpatient, outpatient facilities/units or in the community against any of the Trust employees or registered volunteers



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