As a Foundation Trust we have more than 13,000 members, comprising local people, patients and staff, with whom we regularly engage about our performance and plans. 

Being a member of Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides you with the opportunity to influence how healthcare services are developed.

As a member you will receive invitations to information and engagement events, including the Annual Members Meeting.

You will also be eligible to vote in our Council of Governors Elections or stand to be elected as a Governor on the Council of Governors yourself.

Membership is designed to be flexible to allow you to be involved as much or as little as you want. Some members just want to receive Trust communications to ensure that they are kept informed about what is happening in their local communities, whilst others want to attend events or take part in consultations in their areas of interest.

How do I become a Member?

Membership is free and is available to LSCft staff and anyone living in the local catchment area of age 14 years and above.

Below is each public constituency and the areas covered by each.

  • Pennine Lancashire: Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale, Blackburn with Darwen
  • Fylde Coast: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre
  • Central Lancashire: Preston, Chorley, South Ribble
  • West Lancashire: West Lancashire, Southport and Formby, St Helens
  • North Lancashire and South Cumbria: North Lancashire, South Cumbria
  • Out of area: North of England

If you would like to find out more about becoming a member or to receive an application form please contact us:

Email: membership@lscft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01772 676 021

View our Membership Engagement Strategy here

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced in May 2018 to harmonise existing data protection legislation across the European Union and strengthen data protection rights for individuals. In particular, the introduction of GDPR updated protection for individuals about how personal data is generated, manipulated and used. 

Under GDPR, organisations like Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft) have a responsibility for demonstrating that they have a valid lawful basis for processing personal data.

Our privacy notice sets out LSCft's lawful basis for processing membership data as well as the purposes of the processing. The notice also tells you how you can stop being a member of the Trust, the circumstances in which we will share membership data with an organisation outside of the Trust and who to contact if you would like further information.