What is in it for me?


  • Members have the opportunity to influence and challenge the way our hospital develops and its healthcare services.
  • Members receive newsletters providing updates on Trust services, facilities, developments and member events.
  • Members qualify for local and national company discounts as part of the NHS scheme.
  • Be able to vote in elections for Governors and
  • Stand for election as a Governor (if over 18)

If you would like more detail, please see the Trust’s Membership Strategy

What are the types of Member?

Our members are grouped into two constituencies; Public and Staff

Public Members

To be eligible for membership Public Members must be over 16 and live within the areas covered by the:

  • East StaffordshireBorough Council
  • South Derbyshire District Council
  • Lichfield District andTamworthBorough Councils
  • North West Leicestershire District Council

Public constituency boundaries are based on the borough and district council areas.

Staff Members

All existing staff automatically became Members unless they chose to opt out of membership. All staff groups are given an equal opportunity to participate.

To qualify as a staff Member, you must either:

  • have a contract of employment that does not have a fixed term, or
  • have a contract of employment with a fixed term of at least 12 months, or
  • have been employed continuously by our Trust for 12 months, or
  • have exercised functions for the purposes of Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for at least a year.


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