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Welcome to the membership section of our website. If you’re already a member or you want to know more, these pages have all the information on how you can get involved and have a say in what we do.

Become a member

Membership is free and anyone over the age of 16 who lives in England or Wales can become a member of our Foundation Trust. You can be involved as much or as little as you like - it's up to you. It’s really easy to sign up - you just need to complete our online application form.

All staff are automatically enrolled as members upon joining the Trust.

The information you provide here will be held on a database so that we can keep you up to date on membership news. The information will remain confidential and will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act (2018).

Anyone over the age of 16 can register as a member of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. You don’t need to have been a patient in order to be a member, just be interested in supporting and knowing more about the work taking place across our sites.

You can find all about the latest news from around the Trust through our members' newsletter, Connect

You will also be invited to attend regular virtual events with our world-leading experts to help you look after your own and other people’s health. Previous events have focused on topics such as heart health and diabetes.

Members constituencies - zoomed

Due to the wide geographical area we cover as a Trust, our members will fall into one of four constituencies (chosen by where you live):

  • Southampton City
  • Isle of Wight
  • New Forest, Eastleigh and Test Valley
  • Rest of England and Wales

When you register as a member online, you are given the option to select specific departments or areas within the Trust you are most interested in. This helps us to make sure you are receiving information on topics that are best suited to the things you are interested in.

We want to hear from all parts of the community that we serve and make sure that our membership reflects where our patients come from – this ensures our services meet the needs of those who use them. Being a member is about making your voice heard and supporting the future of the Trust, as well as becoming more informed about developments, how you can look after your own health and the health of others and opportunities to make a difference.

The Council of Governors includes public governors who are all members of the Trust that have been elected into their position by fellow members. Becoming a member gives you the opportunity to find out more about becoming a governor and decide if it’s something you’d be interested in getting involved in.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email

If your contact details change please get in touch so we can update our database.