Become a member

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Why Become a Royal Surrey Supporter?

We have over 8,000 signed up Royal Surrey supporters who are part of our Royal Surrey family - but we're always keen to welcome more. 

As a Foundation Trust we have more independence than other parts of the NHS and as a member you will have an important role to play. 

We share regular updates with our members and seek their views on key issues, services and new ideas. This means that our members have a say in our future and can shape how services are provided and developed.

Our Membership Engagement Strategy for the period 2022-2024 describes how we aim to achieve our purpose and how we intend to attain our aims.You can view more information about our membership engagement in the Membership Engagement Strategy


Could you be a Governor at Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust? 

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is currently holding elections to its Council
of Governors. As a member of one of the constituencies in which elections
are being held, the Trust would like to invite you to consider standing as a

This election is to be held for a number of vacancies across 4 of the Trust’s

Please note: Governors must be at least 16 years of age at the date they are nominated for election or appointment. Governors must live in a constituency named below in order to stand as a candidate for nomination and to vote. To stand as a staff governor you have to work in that field.

Nominations open on Friday 24 February 2023

We currently have vacancies in the following constituencies: 

Public: Mole Valley – 2 seats
Public: East Hampshire – 2 seats
Public: Elmbridge – 1 seat
Staff: Ancillary, Administration & Other – 1 seat

Why you should consider becoming a Governor? 

Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting. Governors play a
vital role in shaping the future direction of the Trust and the services provided
to local communities.

Governors represent the interests of the Trust’s membership (which includes
staff, patients and local residents) and the wider public.

Governors hold the Trust’s Board of Directors to account.

Becoming a Governor is a good way to build your knowledge about what is
going on in the Trust and the wider NHS.

How to apply 

If you are interested in standing, more information and a nomination form
can be obtained through our website. More details will be published on this page in due course

As a supporter

  • have your say about your hospital and community services
  • vote to elect the governors who represent you
  • express concerns, highlight good practice and benefit from collective influence through your elected governors
  • stand for election as a governor to have even more involvement
  • receive our monthly digital Royal Surrey Supporter newsletters and free bi-annual members’ magazine
  • have free attendance to interesting health events throughout the year
  • benefit from reduced price products and services at the shopping website