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Are you passionate about your local community NHS services? If so, then we would love you to sign up and become a member of BCHC.

Become a Member of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Are you passionate about your local community NHS services? If so, then we would love you to sign up and become a member of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Our public membership is open to all who live in the wider West Midlands region aged 16 and over. Please encourage people in your local area to become members and have their say on their local healthcare services.

 

Only BCHC members can vote for whom they would like to represent them on our Council of Governors. You can enquire about becoming a Governor of the Trust by emailing  bchc.membership@nhs.net 

 

Membership is a mechanism for members of the public and BCHC colleagues to become involved in the governance of the organisation, thereby increasing our accountability to the communities we serve.

 

It is a route for anyone who may use a service provided by BCHC to give feedback or challenge us in relation to existing services or ideas about new services we may consider delivering.

 

Each membership is equal in status. But in order to ensure each member is able to participate in accordance with their personal preferences, we offer two different levels of public membership:

  • 'Keep in touch:' receive our annual newsletter; invitation to annual members' meetings; Governor election information.
  • 'Get involved:' receive information about opportunities to play an active role in shaping our services; receive a monthly e-newsletter plus occasional bulletins about other ways to be involved.

 

Become a member of BCHC 

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018.

 

We take the privacy of the members of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust extremely seriously, so we’ve made some updates to our Privacy Policy. It tells you how we use your data, how we store it and how we keep it safe.

  • Privacy Notices
  • Membership Privacy Notice

 

If you want to change how we keep in touch, please feel free to contact us any time by emailing  bchc.membership@nhs.net

 

 

Become a Governor: 2024 Election

Are you ready to take your passion to the next level and become a governor?

 

At Birmingham Community Healthcare our governors are crucial and valued partners, whose expertise, enthusiasm, challenge, and support help shape our Trust. They represent the views and interests of Trust members and the local community, including the people who use the Trust’s services and their carers; the public; staff; and partner organisations. Our Governors help ensure the Trust is rooted in its community and responds to community needs.

 

Now is the opportunity to stand as a governor and help connect us with all the diverse communities we serve. The governor role is open to all, with no prior experience needed; only a passion for improving the lives and health of Birmingham’s population.

 

We are looking for candidates to stand in the following constituencies:

  • Public: Central and West Birmingham (1 vacancy)
  • Public: North and East Birmingham (2 vacancies)
  • Public: South Birmingham (2 Vacancies)

 

  • Staff: Medical, Dental and Nursing (2 vacancies)
  • Staff: Health Care Assistant and Support Services (1 Vacancy)
  • Staff: Scientific and Allied Health Professionals (1 Vacancy)
  • Staff: Other (1 Vacancy)

 

Nominations are open from Monday 29 January until Tuesday 13 February:

Apply to become a BCHC governor

 

For more information about the governor role please read our Prospective Governor Guide or contact the team at BCHC.membership@nhs.net to find out more about vacancies arising in 2024.

Our patients and their carers and families are the reason we're here, so we want to hear your views about the Trust and our services.