Become a Foundation Trust member

Membership is free, open to all and gives you a say in how our services are run

The Royal Marsden is an NHS Foundation Trust, meaning it is part of the NHS but independent from the Department of Health and directly accountable to its local community. As a Foundation Trust, we give greater say in how we are run to local people, staff and all those who use our services, including patients, their families and carers.

As a member you can:

  • Be elected as a Governor
  • Elect others to represent you on the Council of Governors
  • Receive regular updates about The Royal Marsden and its services
  • Tell us about the needs and expectations of your local community
  • Attend our AGM and exclusive members’ events

Your level of involvement is entirely up to you and membership is completely free.

Apply to become a member.

For more information, contact Corporate Governance on 020 7808 2844, email foundation.trust@rmh.nhs.uk.

Constituencies

Membership of The Royal Marsden is divided into constituencies. Each constituency has at least one elected representative on the Council of Governors. The four constituencies are:

  • Patients: those receiving or who received treatment or follow-up care from The Royal Marsden during the last five years, those who live in England and paediatric/adolescent patients aged 16-25
  • Carers: those who have attended The Royal Marsden as a patient's carer during the last five years
  • Staff: employees of The Royal Marsden, holders of honorary contracts with The Royal Marsden and those holding a joint contract with us and the Institute of Cancer Research
  • Public: residents of England

Become a governor

Our Council of Governors hold our Board of Directors to account and represent the views of fellow members of The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust and general members of the public. The Council of Governors meets quarterly to discuss The Royal Marsden’s performance and strategic direction.

You do not need any specific qualifications to become a Governor – all successful candidates will be provided with relevant training, development and support to carry out the role effectively. To discuss in more detail, contact Alison Jones, Member and Governor Lead, on 020 7808 2844 or email alison.jones@rmh.nhs.uk.