2 hours

As one of our Foundation Trust members you can contribute as much or as little as you wish. If you have 2 hours and would like to get involved and help shape the future of Great Ormond Street Hospital you can:
  • Meet your councillor if you have any feedback or ideas that you would like to share, or if you want to find out what it’s like to be a councillor. Please email foundation@gosh.nhs.uk and let us know which councillor you would like to meet. Your councillors are also available to meet prior to every Members' Council Meeting and at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Attend a Members’ Council meeting as an observer The Members’ Council brings the views and interests of the public, patients, parents and carers, our staff and other stakeholders into the heart of our governance. This group of committed individuals have an essential involvement with the Trust and contribute to its’ work and future developments in order to help improve the quality of services and care for all our patients. Members’ Council meetings are held regularly in the Charles West room, Paul O’Gorman Building, Great Ormond Street Hospital, unless otherwise stated. Members are very welcome to attend and all meetings are open to the public and may observe the meeting. If you have a question you would like your representative to raise on your behalf please email foundation@gosh.nhs.uk
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting and Annual Members’ Meeting. The meeting is a great opportunity for members to hear from Trust Directors on the performance of the Trust. The Trust reflects on its activities, challenges and achievements over the last financial year. There is a presentation of the annual report and accounts and the Trust outlines its plans for the year ahead. The Members’ Council also presents at the meeting. The 2016 AGM and AMM will be held on Tuesday 11 October at 5:30pm.
  • Volunteer for us. Do you have a couple of hours a week to spare? Come and help us recruit new Foundation Trust members in the hospital. With support, you will get the opportunity to approach and speak with parents, carers and patients in specified areas of the hospital with a friendly, welcoming face and encourage them to sign up to become a member and help shape the hospital’s future. To find out more, please email Liz Aston-Gregg: Liz.Aston-Gregg@gosh.nhs.uk
  • There are also further volunteering opportunities for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Find out more.
  • In addition, you can volunteer for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Find out more.
  • Join our Young People’s Forum. Are you a patient or have you ever been a patient at GOSH? You may even have a brother or sister at the hospital or would like to learn more about the hospital and how it is run. If you are aged between 11–25 and can spare two hours every few weeks, why not join our Young People's Forum? It's aimed at helping us to improve in areas such as dignity and respect and to provide age-appropriate activities and entertainment for our teenage patients.
    • The forum will give you a real say in improving the hospital's services. You will learn new skills, have the opportunity to build your confidence, improve your communication skills and meet other people. Most importantly, you will be helping to make sure that GOSH provides its patients with the best experience it possibly can.
    • The forum is open to anyone aged between 11–25, and we are particularly keen to hear from you if:
      • you are aged between 11–15 years or 18–25 years
      • you are from a black or minority ethnic background
      • you are male
    • If you are interested or would like to find out more, please email Fiona at ypf.member@gosh.nhs.uk with your name, age, and a few sentences explaining what you feel you could contribute to the forum and what you are hoping to get out of joining it.
  • Take part in a focus group. Great Ormond Street Hospital often has opportunities for parents and carers, former or current patients or just people who care about GOSH to give us their honest feedback both on a range of key hospital services.

Current opportunities

Please note that anyone applying for one of our current opportunities must be a Foundation Trust member. To become a member fill in our online membership form.

Share your story

Are you a patient (or former patient) of GOSH with a story to tell? We’re looking for young people who are happy to share their experiences of GOSH to help reassure others coming to the hospital. You might like to talk about your condition, or about what it's like coming to and staying in hospital. Get in touch via our simple form or drop us an email to find out more.

Patient Experience Volunteers needed

Can you help us engage with our parents and families. We need patient experience survey volunteers to help us connect with our hospital community.

Want to get involved? Please email emma.james@gosh.nhs.uk