Supporting Hospital Broadcasting in the UK.

The Hospital Broadcasting Association is the national charity that supports and promotes Hospital Broadcasting in the UK.

We currently have over 200 individual broadcasting stations, representing 1000s of volunteers. Patients in many UK hospitals benefit from programmes designed to make life better for people in hospital and aid their recovery. The Hospital Broadcasting Association provides support, training and guidance to empower volunteers to provide the best service they can.

Support and Training

We support member stations and their volunteers through both representation and action.

The HBA liaises with charity reglulators, broadcast and licencing bodies,and commercial organisations supporting hospital radio and highlighting the benefits of music and light entertainment in the hyper-local environment of individual hospitals or NHS Trusts.

The HBA also offers guidance and training to our member stations whether it is training presenters in interview techniques or guiding a management committee in the development of their station. We hold regular training events across the UK as well as an annual National Conference.

The Best of Hospital Radio

Each March the HBA hosts The National Hospital Radio Awards. This event showcases the stations and presenters who spend their free time perfecting their art of broadcasting as well as celebrating the shining beacons of a niche charitable industry.

Our Patron and Ambassadors

The HBA is proud of the support from Alan Dedicoat, voice of BBC Radio 2 and the National Lottery, as the Patron of the Hospital Broadcasting Assocation.

Recent news

Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray HBA on Monday 13th April 2015
On Sunday 12th April, 2015 Hospital Radio Medway had a visit from the Mayor of Medway, Cllr Barry Kemp, and the new Chairman of the Medway Maritime Trust, Mrs Shena Winning.  Our guests were asked to...
Written by Nigel Dallard on Wednesday 8th April 2015
In an article in the Huffington Post, Emma Bartholomew explains her motivations for...
Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray HBA on Monday 30th March 2015
*/ Congratulations to the winners of the National Hospital Radio Awards, which were announced at the Marriott Hotel, Gosforth Park, at the HBA National Conference. The National Hospital Radio Awards...
Written by Nigel Dallard on Saturday 28th March 2015
The Hospital Broadcasting Association held it's Annual General Meeting on 28th March at the Marriott Hotel in Gosforth Park, Newcastle. The meeting: received the 2014 Annual...
Written by Darren Whittenham-Gray HBA on Friday 27th March 2015
The Hospital Broadcasting Association has today released a number of new documents to assist the management teams within it's members, the hospital radio stations broadcasting up and down the UK, in...