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 2024 - save the date!

The Annual Members Meeting (AMM) this year will take place on 26 September 2024 and the theme is 'The health of our children and young people'. Further information will be shared with members and the public nearer the time. 

Last year's Annual Members Meeting

Last year the Trust's Annual Members Meeting (AMM) took place on Wednesday 20 September 2023 from 4pm-6pm. The theme was ‘Working with you’ and was held virtually and received positive feedback.

The meeting began with an outline of the activities that our Occupational Therapists (OTs) provide on our wards and in the community. These include gardening, walking, visits, arts and crafts, sensory creativity, creative writing and baking.


Attendees particularly enjoyed hearing from carers and experts by experience about how they help the Trust in developing and improving our services.


During the meeting, directors and governors summarised key points of the Trust’s performance including: 

  • An increase in people accessing our services 

  • Development of new health services including the launch of a new regional gambling harms service, led by Derbyshire Healthcare, and the expansion of perinatal services 

  • Greater partnership work across the city and county through Joined Up Care Derbyshire, and across the East Midlands through the East Midlands Alliance. 

The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts were formally adopted. These are available to view on the Trust’s website

The meeting closed with a presentation about the therapeutic areas that will be available within the new facilities being built in Chesterfield and Derby as part of our Making Room for Dignity programme. This programme will also result in all our wards having single rooms, with en-suite bathrooms. 

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: