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Answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding Foundation Trusts. Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust was authorised as a Foundation Trust on 1 April 2016.
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K) Who is eligible for membership?

Who is eligible for membership?

Membership is free. Members will be drawn from our staff; patients and people who live in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and nearby. Complete our short membership form online.

Staff membership is available to all staff that have been employed by the trust under a contract of employment which has no fixed term or has a fixed term of at least 12 months; or have been continuously employed by the trust for at least 12 months.

People working within our services but not meeting the above criteria i.e. bank staff and volunteers, are strongly encouraged to join as a public member.

Staff will automatically be added as a staff member. Staff can opt-out of staff membership by informing the membership team.

Public membership is available to people  who live in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and nearby. For those patients who live outside of West Sussex and Brighton & Hove they will be able to join as a member under our ‘Out of Area' constituency.