Draft Membership Rules by HC12091214166


									     Draft Membership Rules for a future Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
1.            INTRODUCTION

              The Trust is currently consulting on proposals to become established as a
              Foundation Trust. At the end of consultation we will be adapting our application
              which then needs to go to both the Secretary of State and eventually the external
              regulator, Monitor.

              Foundation Trusts are new NHS organisations that answer directly to Local
              Communities. They remain a part of the NHS that manage their own finances and
              are more directly influenced by their members.

              Until we are formally approved as a Foundation Trust by the external regulator,
              Monitor, our Rules are not formally agreed.

              However these are currently in draft and it is unlikely that they will change
              substantially. The key elements of the Rules which will be contained within our
              Constitution are as follows:-

                   1. Individuals must live within the area specified within the

Name                          Electoral wards included from Borough

Royal Borough of              Alexandra, Berrylands, Beverley, Canbury, Chessington
Kingston upon                 North and Hook, Chessington South, Coombe Hill,
Thames                        Coombe Vale, Grove, Norbiton, St. James, St. Mark’s,
                              Surbiton Hill, Tolworth & Hook Rise, Tudor, Old Malden
(Whole Borough)

London Borough of             Barnes; East Sheen; Fulwell & Hampton Hill; Ham,
Richmond upon                 Petersham & Richmond Riverside, Hampton, Hampton
Thames                        North; Hampton Wick; Heathfield; Kew; Mortlake and
                              Barnes common; North Richmond; South Richmond;
(Whole Borough)               South Twickenham; St. Margaret’s and North
                              Twickenham; Teddington, Twickenham Riverside; West
                              Twickenham; Whitton

Elmbridge Borough             Claygate, Cobham and Downside, Cobham Fairmile,
Council                       Esher, Hersham North, Hersham South, Hinchley Wood,
                              Long Ditton, Molesey East, Molesey North, Molesey
                              South, Oatlands Park, Oxshott and Stoke D’Abernon, St.
(Whole Borough)               George’s Hill, Thames Ditton, Walton Ambleside, Walton
                              Central, Walton North, Walton South, Weston Green,
                              Weybridge North, Weybridge South

London Borough of             West Putney, Roehampton, East Putney, West Hill,
Wandsworth                    Southfields, Fairfield, Wandsworth Common, Thamesfield,
                              Earslfield, Tooting, Graveney

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London Borough of             Raynes Park, Wimbledon Park, Merton Park, Hillside,
Merton and                    Dundonald, Wimbledon Village, Cannon Hill, Abbey, West
London Borough of             Barnes, Lower Morden, Trinity
Sutton                        Worcester Park ,Cheam, Stonecot, Nonsuch
Total population              730,144

            2. Members must be aged 14 and above.

            3. An individual who is a member of a constituency or of a class within a constituency
               be a member of any other constituency or class.

            4. An individual who satisfies the criteria for membership of the staff constituency
               may not become or continue as a member of any constituency other than the staff

            5. A person may not be a member of the FT if they no longer reside in the catchment
               area as set out in the Constitution.

            6. A person may not be a member if in the last five years they have perpetrated a
               serious incident of violence towards any facilities, or against of the Trust’s
               employees or registered volunteers in association with their employment with the

            7. If, in the opinion of the Council of Governors, after following proper procedures as
               required by Standing Orders of the Trust, there are reasonable grounds to believe
               that there are likely to act in a way that is detrimental to the interests of the Trust.

        Questions about the Rules of Membership may be addressed to Jane Gear, Head of
        Governance – jane.gear@kingstonhospital.nhs.uk

Updated December 2007

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