About membership

QVH is an NHS foundation trust. This means we are part of the NHS but have more freedom from central government to manage the way our hospital is run. To make this possible, foundation trusts are accountable to local people through their members.

You can be an important part of what we do at QVH by becoming a member. It is free and easy to join and it gives you the chance to show your support, help shape our future and hear our news. Most importantly, you will be eligible to vote to elect other members to the council of governors and can stand for election yourself if you wish.

To become a member you must be aged 18 or over and live in Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex and South London. If you want to stay in touch with us but are under 18, or live outside the three counties, you can become an affiliate member but will not be eligible to vote in elections.

To become a member, please complete our online form. We would be particularly grateful to know your email address if you have one. We aim to keep in touch with as many members as possible by email as this is the quickest and most cost-effective method of communication.

If you have any queries, want more information about becoming a member, or are already a member but want to update your details, please email Leonora May, Company Secretary, at leonora.may1@nhs.net

Page last updated: 11 March 2024

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