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Become a member

The membership of an NHS Foundation Trust is drawn from people living in the communities served by the Trust – its serv​ice users, their carers, staff and interested members of the public. They bring commitment and enthusiasm for improving mental wellbeing in their local communities.

Why become a member of our Trust?​​

The benefits include:

  • Attend our member lectures and special events​

  • Receive information via email. This is much cheaper and is our preferred way. You will get updates roughly once a month about activities, events and opportunities to be more involved and notification of when Insight, the Trust magazine, is available to read online

  • Receive Insight through the post if email notification is not suitable

  • Vote in our governor elections

  • Possibly stand as a governor yourself

  • Influence the Trust through our elected governors

  • Save money as a Foundation Trust member, for example on holidays, mobile phones and fashion, by joining Health Service Discounts www.healthse​rvicediscounts.com​

  • Actively support a positive attitude to mental health in Norfolk and Suffolk, and help challenge discrimination
 

As a member you can be involved as little or as much as you like.


Membership is free.

 
How to become a member of the Trust?
​There are various ways to join:


 

Permanent contracted NSFT staff can become members of our Trust.

With effect from 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) as enacted by the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA18) come into force. During the course of its activities, the Trust collects, stores and processes personal data about its members and governors. Our main trust wide privacy notice, which sets out in full the Trust's lawful reasons for processing your personal data and all of your rights under the GDPR and the DPA 18 is available on this website. For more information download the leaflet  Managing your information - A guide for Foundation Trust members and governors.pdf.

The lawful reasons for processing personal data about Foundation Trust members and governors:

Under the GDPR, the Trust does not require your consent to process your personal data. Our lawful reasons for processing this data (including special category data) are as follows:

6 (1) (c )Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject
6 (1) (e)Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
9 (2) (g)Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest

In addition to these lawful reasons, the NHS Act 2006 sets out the legal requirements of a NHS Foundation Trust.

If you want to know more about membership please call 01603 421468 or email membership@nsft.nhs.uk.

Alternatively you can write to:
Membership Office
Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust
Hellesdon Hospital
Drayton High Road
Norwich
NR6 5BE​