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Become a member

We are proud of our large, diverse, representative membership. More than 12,000 people have joined the trust and are helping us build and maintain effective links with the community that we serve. This ensures direct involvement of stakeholders in our corporate governance and decision making processes.

As a member you would:

  • Join an influential group of people interested in the development of mental health, learning disability and addiction services on Merseyside
  • Be kept up to date about our ambitious plans for the future and give us your views and opinions
  • Receive your own copy of MC magazine
  • Be invited to our annual members event and Annual General Meeting
  • Be eligible to vote in elections for the council of governors, or stand for election yourself (please note you will need to be 16 years of age and over to be eligible for election; see below)
  • Have access to NHS discounts with discounted prices from thousands of retailers. www.healthservicediscounts.com

 

You’re in Good Company

Mersey Care members include author and political strategist Alastair Campbell, actor Ian Puleston – Davies, Olympic medal winning gymnast Beth Tweddle, director and cultural ambassador Phil Redmond and BBC broadcaster and local health champion Roger Phillips.

 

How to Join

If you are aged 14 or over and want to join our trust please call us on 0151 471 2303 and we’ll send you an application form or click here.

For more information call the membership team on 0151 471 2303, email to membership@merseycare.nhs.uk or by post to Alison Bacon, V7 Building, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L34 1PJ

 

Members Annual General Meeting 26 July 2017

The Trust’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Members’ event took place at Aintree Racecourse in the Lord Sefton stand on 26 July 2017.

For those of you unable to attend this week’s Annual General Meeting at Aintree Racecourse, you will have missed the video message sent by Chief Executive Joe Rafferty in his absence.

In it he reflected on the year since we became a Foundation Trust: our good CQC rating, with an outstanding result in Specialist LD, a major change for the Trust as we take on community physical health, our status as a Global Digital Exemplar and co-production with service users. 

In particular, Joe speaks of “the tremendous opportunity of physical and mental health as two sides of the same coin – they shouldn’t be treated as being different.” You can watch Joe’s message here while this year’s annual report can be accessed here.

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Read about the Members Annual General Meeting 2016

Our members event 2016
 

Staff Members

All staff become members automatically (subject to certain eligibility conditions) however are free to 'opt out' if requested.

 

Council of Governors

We have elected a council of governors to hold non-executive members of the board to account and ensure the organisation is run in the best way possible in the future.

We currently have 14 vacant seats on the Council of Governors, a notice of election was issued on Tuesday 27 June 2017.

The Notice of Poll is available here

The declaration of results will be available after Wednesday 13 September 2017.

Governors are your voice and if you would like to share any views or comments regarding our strategic plans or if you have any other ideas and suggestions, you can contact Governors by emailing MerseycareCOG@merseycare.nhs.uk