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Become a member today

This is a great time to get involved at Oxleas by joining our member community.

We want to involve a wide range of people and communities in developing and improving Oxleas' services through participation in our Involve programme.

People will also have a voice in wider discussions about local NHS services through our involvement in the south east London Integrated Care System (ICS) called Our Healthier South East London.

Our members and governors are at the centre of our organisation. They are our eyes and ears and provide us with feedback, local knowledge and support. As a member you can be involved as much or as little as you choose. Our governors, with the support of our members, ensure our work is in keeping with our values - we're kind, we're fair, we listen, we care.

Why become a member?

By becoming a member you can influence how our trust develops and it is the best way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening at Oxleas. You have a voice in shaping how we provide and improve our services and the decisions we make, as well as having access to a range of opportunities to get involved, which include: 

  • receiving the latest information and opportunities from our Membership team (to fully benefit, please provide an email address)
  • receiving our quarterly membership newsletter, Engage
  • invitations to events, such as our Annual Members’ Meeting, member health events and more
  • sharing your views on our services and Oxleas in general to help influence how the trust develops, and more widely about health and social care in south east London.
  • helping us test our ideas by giving your views on new services, projects, and plans
  • opportunities to get involved through our Involvement Hub
  • the opportunity to give back by becoming a volunteer
  • getting tips to help keep you well and active
  • getting to know our governors and be able to ask them questions. We have 38 governors who come from all walks of life and together they form our Council of Governors
  • standing as a governor or voting for your governor by participating in our elections (if over 16 years of age) – some restrictions apply
  • hearing about work experience opportunities and apprenticeships
  • adding your membership to your CV when job searching as an example of getting involved in your local community and in particular, the NHS
  • receiving exclusive offers and discounts through healthservicediscounts.com (sign-up is required – you will need to provide your name, email address and create a password. Please select Foundation Trust Member as your Member Type)

Who can join?

Membership is free and you can join if you are 14 years of age and over and/or:

  • Live in England – you can join our Public constituency
  • Have used Oxleas services or cared for someone who has used Oxleas services in the last five years – you can join our Service User/Carer (patient) constituency and select a special interest group relevant to the services you use

For further information

Telephone: 0300 1231541

Email: oxl-tr.foundationtrust@nhs.net

Write to us at: Freepost Plus RTTR-GBLX-ASJZ, Membership Office, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Pinewood House, Pinewood Place, Dartford Kent, DA2 7WG