Membership Area

On December 1, 2007, we became an NHS Foundation Trust. This means that we are accountable to our local community and enables us to strengthen links between our hospitals and you.

One of the most important features of an NHS Foundation Trust is the establishment of a Membership. We currently have more than 4,000 public members and we hope that many more local people and hospital users will join us to ensure our membership is reflective of the community we serve.

Becoming a member

Complete an Online Form here.

You may become a member of the Trust if:

  • You live in our catchment areas of Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre or Lancashire and South Cumbria
  • You are aged 12 or over.

Membership is free of charge. Upon registering as a member, you will have the opportunity to have your voice heard and help make a real difference in helping us shape the future of the Trust. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you.

You can become a member by either:

  • Completing an application form: Online Form here.
  • Printing off, completing and posting a Membership Form to:
    Corporate Governance Team,
    First Floor Offices, Main Entrance,
    Blackpool Victoria Hospital,
    Whinney Heys Road,
    FY3 8NR.
  • Requesting a form by email: Contact us


Our members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Remain up-to-date with news, developments and events taking place at our hospitals
  • Receive invitations to attend Grand Round/seminars on health-related topics.
  • Have the opportunity to have their say regarding our hospital services and future developments
  • Vote for who they want as their local Governor, whose responsibility it is to represent our members and our local community, or they may stand as a Governor themselves.


Our members receive regular information to help them remain up-to-date with what is happening at the Trust by way of our weekly newsletter. Members can participate in consultations and find out what seminars are taking place.

Members events

Our members are invited to attend member events such as Grand Rounds, health seminars and the Annual Members’ Meeting where they can find out more about what goes on at our hospitals. If you wish to attend these events, bookings must be made in advance by calling the Corporate Governance Team on 01253 951505 or email providing your full name, details of the event that you wish to attend and a contact telephone number.

Membership strategy document

Currently under review by the Public Engagement Group.

NHS discounts for Foundation Trust members

Great news for Foundation Trust members – anyone who is a member of Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust can now benefit from the NHS Discounts scheme which has previously only been available to NHS staff. All you need to do to start enjoying the benefit of the NHS Discounts scheme is to visit their website at, click ‘register now’ and fill in the form which has a section for Foundation Trust members. Enjoy!

Opting out

If you no longer wish to be a member of the Trust, please complete this form: