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Become a Public Member of our NHS Foundation Trust

We are currently undertaking a public membership recruitment campaign across our various hospital sites and key community locations and would be delighted if you, your family, friends or colleagues would consider becoming a member.

If attending any of our hospitals over the coming weeks, look out for a member of our membership recruitment team who will be happy to help you complete the application process or alternatively you can apply through our website – – by clicking the ‘Become a Member of our Trust – Membership Form’ button or by contacting our Membership Office for a paper form or on 0161 276 8661.

We have ambitious plans for our hospitals and your support and involvement is vital to our future success.  If you value our services and believe in our future, then be part of it and become a member today.

Jayne Bessant

Meet our Lead Governor – Jayne Bessant

Jayne Bessant was successfully elected by MFT’s Council of Governors as our Lead Governor, with the election results being formally announced at their meeting held on 5th November 2019.

After training as a nurse at MRI, Jayne worked for over 35 years in the NHS and charitable healthcare, latterly working in senior management roles within the hospice sector, her last role being Chief Executive of St Ann’s Hospice.

Jayne said: ‘The past few years have seen significant change for patients, staff and Governors. This is a crucial time with so many opportunities to further develop the work of the Governors and the positive impact they can bring.’

Jayne will serve as MFT’s Lead Governor for a 12 month period of office (ending at the Council of Governors’ Meeting in November 2020).

Find out more about our Governors

MFT Members’ Newsletter

The second issue of our members’ magazine (MFT News) includes a look at another busy year across all of our hospitals and services, including news of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) as ‘Good’, following the organisation’s first inspection since becoming a newly established NHS Foundation Trust in October 2017. Two of our specialist hospitals received an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’, as did several services.  Hear more from our Governors in the ‘Your Governors and Members in action’ section and find out some of their highlights from the past 12 months, including our annual Young People’s Event.   This issue also includes a look at 10th birthday celebrations across several of our hospitals, a big thank you to all of our Trust volunteers and many more of our achievements across 2018/19.

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