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.


Elections to the Council of Governors

Notice is hereby given that elections will be held for the Council of Governors of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

Elections are to be held for the following Constituencies:

  • Public / Service User / Carer Constituency for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent: 1
  • Staff Constituency Clinical: 1
  • Staff Constituency Non-Clinical: 1
  • Staff Constituency Medical: 1

Who can stand in the election?

To stand for election you must be a member of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust within the Constituency or Class for which you wish to stand as a candidate. All full-time, and fixed term staff are members of the Staff Constituency.

If you wish to stand as a candidate in this election, please submit your name online.


Prospective candidates must complete their own nomination by 17:00 on Wednesday 14 June 2023.

Notice of withdrawal of candidates must be given to the Returning Officer in writing by 17:00 on Monday 19 June.

In the event of a contested election, voting information will be sent to members.

Completed votes must be received by the Returning Officer no later than 17:00 on Monday 24 July 2023.

Further information

If you have any questions about the nomination process, or would like the nomination form in another format please contact the Returning Officer (Simon Thomson):

  • text 07800 005280
  • email
  • telephone: 023 8076 3987
  • post: Mi-Voice, First Floor, The Arch Building, Gaters Mill, Mansbridge Road, Swaything, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3HW

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.

If you are interested in becoming a member you can sign up using our online membership form or phone our membership office on 01785 301378 Email us  

Write to:

The Membership Office
St. George's Hospital
Corporation Street
ST16 3AG

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