Become a member

Our public membership is very important to the Trust. It allows us to have regular dialogue with our local communities, including people who use our services and their families and friends, local residents and people who have an interest in the services we provide. Through these conversations and relationships we can work together to improve the local NHS services we provide across Derbyshire and to ensure the Trust is responsive to the needs of our local communities.

Learn more about what is involved in becoming a Trust member.

Annual Members Meeting 2023

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Members Meeting (AMM) of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will take place on Wednesday 20 September 2023 from 4pm-6pm. The theme this year is ‘Working with you’ and will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams – click here to join the meeting 
The meeting will consider, amongst other things, the following business:  

  • Our Annual Report 2022/23  
  • Our Annual Accounts 2022/23 (including the report of the auditor) 
  • Our Forward Plans  
  • Results of Governor Elections.  

The meeting will also include presentations on:

  • A focus on our therapeutic activities
  • Involving our service users and carers
  • Making Room for Dignity: the therapeutic aspects of our new facilities.

The agenda for the Annual Members Meeting will be made available on the Trust’s website prior to the meeting taking place.
The Annual Report and Accounts 2022/23 (including the report of the auditor) are already available to view on the Trust's website
For further information about this year’s Annual Members Meeting please email or telephone 01332 623723. 
Advance questions are encouraged and there will be some opportunity to ask questions during the meeting, time permitting. 
If you would like to: 

  • Submit a question in advance please email   
  • Join this year’s Annual Members Meeting, please  book your place by scanning the QR code on the right, or going to or by emailing or calling 01332 623723. 


Learn more about the Council of Govenors meetings

What does membership involve?

siddiqui-family-becoming-members-of-trust.jpgShould you decide to become a member, we will keep you up to date with news and developments from within the Trust through Connections, our membership magazine, which is produced twice a year and through Members News, our monthly e-newsletter.

We will also let you know about special events and activities taking place across Derbyshire and on occasions, we may send you surveys and questionnaires where you can share your views on particular issues. You will also become entitled to the NHS discounts scheme.

Helping us make a positive difference

Your involvement will help us to improve significantly the way we provide health services. The views of our service users, their carers, our local communities and our staff are very important to us so please sign up today free of charge to show your support for your local NHS by becoming a member of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

You can decide your own level of involvement to suit your lifestyle but whatever choice you make, your input will help us to improve the way we provide health services. Members even have the opportunity to increase their involvement with the Trust by becoming a Trust governor.

For further information, please read our becoming a member of Derbyshire Healthcare leaflet.

Connections magazine

This magazine provides our members and staff with up-to-date service information, latest news from the Trust, events, and regular features from staff and service users.

We welcome all feedback and suggestions on the look and content of the magazine. We would also like to hear your views on how the magazine should be distributed and whether you would prefer more regular updates.

Should you have any feedback, please contact the Membership Office on 01332 623723 or email

Read the latest issue of Connections

Click on the link below to download the most recent issue of Connections: