Become a Member Over 9,000 local people are backing our bid to become a Foundation Trust. You can do this too by completing our online membership form and becoming a member today. The best part is… it's FREE! What do members do? In becoming a member you are supporting us - your local ambulance service. When you join, you tell us how involved you want to be. From simply receiving our magazine 'Lifeline', full of real life patient stories, health information and features on our staff and our service, to taking part in surveys, discussion groups and attending events - the choice is yours! Those who want to get even more involved can stand for election in our Council of Governors (when there are vacant seats). Our Governors are elected by our Members and represent your voice to the Board of Directors. Why join? As one of the largest ambulance services in the country, we cover the populations of Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire. We hope that you never have to call upon us, but if you do, wouldn't you like to be able to say that you have helped your ambulance service? Benfits of becoming a member In becoming a member you are supporting your local ambulance service. In addition, there are benefits for you. You can: Stay in touch with the latest news from your ambulance service with your 'Lifeline' magazine subscription Help us to give you the service you want and need by having say in your ambulance service through surveys and focus groups See what goes on behind the scenes at members only events Enhance your CV - being a member is looked at favourably on College, University and Job Applications; Access to specialist online discounts, normally only available to NHS staff! Read about what we think are the main benefits of becoming a Foundation Trust. Who can be a member? Anyone aged 16 and over living in the North West can be a member. The only exceptions are anyone who has been dismissed from our employment or has been involved in an incident of violence or abuse against our staff. There are two categories of membership - public members and staff members. An individual can only belong to one category. Join us now! Our online membership form is available here.. For further information about membership, contact 01204 498400 or email@example.com.