It is important for us to have a diverse membership to ensure we understand and respond to the different needs of the communities we serve.

As a member, you have the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas about the way we deliver care to over half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside.

We’re going through lots of exciting changes so it’s a great time to join us. 

You can be involved as much or as little as you like, from simply receiving newsletters and voting papers to donating your time as a volunteer. It is absolutely free to become a member and you can opt out any time.

Benefits of membership

As a member you will:

  • Help improve patient care by giving us your views.
  • Receive regular updates on what is happening in our trust through e-bulletins, this website and newsletters.
  • Learn more about healthcare services and developments through exclusive member seminars and events.
  •  Attend meetings of our quarterly council of governors general meetings (see section on meetings for upcoming dates)
  •  Exchange views and network with other members

Vote for representatives, or stand to be elected yourself, to our council of governors.

Anyone who either lives in North Tyneside or Northumberland, has been a patient with us or is a member of staff can become a member. 

We recognise some people will want to be more involved than others so we have created two different options for member involvement:


If you would like to give us your thoughts and ideas but do not have a great deal of time to spare, this level of involvement may suit you. You will receive an annual members' newsletter and voting information only. 


If you are interested in learning more about your local health services and would like to attend local seminars, any public events we’re holding or governor meetings then this is the level for you. You will receive the annual newsletter, voting information, updates via email, invitations to events and information about further involvement opportunities.

So that we can regularly update you in a timely and cost effective way please provide us with your email address.

Join today

Whichever option you choose, you will be a full member of our trust with all the benefits.

Join us today by filling in this simple membership form. 

Apply to be a member


We have eight constituencies across Northumberland and North Tyneside; members are automatically allocated to the correct constituency using their postcode.


  • Berwick upon Tweed
  • Blyth Valley
  • Hexham
  • Wansbeck

North Tyneside

  • North Shields
  • North West Tyneside
  • Wallsend
  • Whitley Bay

Rest of England

Contact details for foundation membership team:

Foundation membership office,

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria House

Unit 7/8 Silver Fox Way,
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside
NE27 0QJ

Telephone: 0191 203 1296