Membership is simply an indication of your interest in our services. How much you choose to take part as a member is up to you. You may just want to receive information from time to time and vote once every three years for someone to represent you on the Council of Governors.
Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides physical and mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation, which are delivered in venues ranging from health centres, GP practices, community hospitals and people's own homes.
The Trust also provides services on a wider regional or national basis including perinatal, eating disorder and forensic services. We deliver out of area sexual health services and our Inclusions service offers psychological and drug and alcohol services, in the community and in prisons, and has contracts across the country. We also provide genitourinary medicine services.
As an organisation we serve a population of 1.5 million, over a core geography of 2,400 square miles, and employ around 8,500 members of staff.
We have close links with local universities including Keele and Staffordshire.
Becoming a member
Becoming a member of the Trust allows you to have your say in matters affecting the Trust and be able to influence plans for the future development of the Trust and its services. It also gives you an opportunity to help us to challenge the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities can sometimes face.
We strive to ensure that our membership is representative of the people who we care for, who work for us and those who live in the communities that we serve.
Our membership is made up of service users, carers and local people with an interest in the Trust and the services we provide. It also includes our staff and representatives from partner organisations from the local area.
Membership is free! How much you choose to take part as a member is up to you. You may just want to receive our magazine and vote for someone to represent you on our Council of Governors. Or you may want to take a more active and involved role by attending events and meetings, or maybe even stand as a governor yourself. Whichever level of participation you choose gives you a bigger say in what we do, and really makes your views count.
We currently have over 11500 public members, and this number is growing.