Membership news & calendar

You will find the latest membership news, events and communications here.

Your latest edition of Foundation News – Edition 16, Spring 2018

Please click on the following link to access the full magazine:

This edition includes articles on: a number of exciting service developments across the Trust; ‘Our Hopes for Healthcare’ – how we are actively engaging with children and young people on healthcare services now and in the future; celebrating the NHS turning 70 on 5 July; an introduction to your new Governors and details about the next ‘Medicine for Members’ event on 3 April, to name just a few.

You will find some helpful tools on the screen underneath the magazine, for example if you wish to make the print larger, use ‘zoom’ (indicated below).

We do hope you find the magazine interesting and informative and your comments are always welcome!

Medicine for Members

Our exclusive ‘Members only’ events are an opportunity for you to find out more about specific health issues from our health experts. And you, our members, have inspired the topics for the programme of events by letting us know what interests you. The events are held in the Lecture Theatre, 3rd floor, Strayside Education Centre, Harrogate District Hospital. Tea and coffee is available in the Enterprise Room (located near the Lecture Theatre) 30 minutes before each presentation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet Governors and other members of staff involved with the presentation.

 How to reserve a seat

Medicine for Members’ events are open to Foundation Trust Members only.  Admission is free but registration is required as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Details of the next event and how to book are listed below.

Alternatively, you can contact the Foundation Trust Office on 01423 554489 or via email at

If you have booked a place at a forthcoming event, but can no longer attend, please contact the Foundation Trust Office so that your place can be offered to someone else.

Details of the next Medicine for Members’ Event to be held in September will be provided here as soon as possible.

Council of Governors

Members of the public are welcome to attend our quarterly Council of Governors’ meetings to receive an update on how the Trust is performing and see presentations from the Governors and senior Trust executives.  There is also the opportunity to ask questions about any service that we provide, either in the hospital or the community.

Questions may be sent in advance by email to,  or by telephone to the Foundation Trust Office on 01423 554489, or questions can be tabled to the Chairman at the beginning of the meeting or during the mid-meeting break.

Governors represent the interests of the Trust members and the general public we serve and this public meeting provides the opportunity to see them in action.

Next Council of Governor meeting – 2 May 2018

Click here to be brought to the Council of Governors meetings page where you can find out more information about this as well as other upcoming COG meetings.

Council of Governors’ Election

The 2018 By-Election for the Council of Governors will commence on Wednesday, 9 May. Please visit the Governor elections page for further details.

Annual Members’ Meeting

Details of the next Annual Members’ Meeting to be held in July will be provided here as soon as possible.

Click here to view the draft Minutes from the Annual Members’ Meeting held on 21 September 2017.

Board meetings

The Board meets in formal session on at least ten occasions annually, usually on the last Wednesday of the month, to receive assurance about the performance of the Trust, review strategic risk and make decisions on future development and management.

Meetings of the Board of Directors are held in two parts. The main meeting is open to the public while a shorter private session discusses issues which are commercial-in-confidence and/or disclose patient and staff identifiable information.

Please visit the Board Meetings page for further details.