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 170 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 regulators, 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, the voice of the balls and Strictly Come Dancing, as the Patron of the Hospital Broadcasting Association.

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Couple each give 50 years service to Hospital Radio in Oxford

Radio Cherwell members Neil and Marion Stockton from Bletchingdon in Oxfordshire, have completed 50 years each of volunteering at the Oxford based hospital radio station. At a surprise celebratory...

BHBN Celebrate 70 Years

BHBN in Birmingham celebrated 70 years on air in August with a series of celebrations. Tuesday the 16th August was a very special day for BHBN Radio. Trustee Dave Horton and member Stephanie Flynn...

The National Hospital Radio Awards

On Demand: The National Hospital Radio Awards 2022 Catch up with the National Hospital Radio Awards 2022 as we celebrate the work of hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasters from across the UK...

Jim Simpson

We understand that former HBA Chairman, Jim Simpson, has passed away. Our thoughts are with Jim’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Bridgend’s Hospital Radio elect youngest hospital radio trustee

BHR have elected 22-year-old Connor Morgans as the new Programming Co-Ordinator Trustee for the station.  22-year-old Connor Morgans from Bridgend has been elected as Programming Co-Ordinator Trustee...