Contact Us

Call HBA: 0300 121 0500

All our 0300 numbers are charged at your usual mobile or landline rate and included in most inclusive call bundles for your telephone service.

If you want to get in contact with a representative of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, we'd be happy to hear from you. Here's who you should get in touch with for some of our most common questions:

Becoming A Hospital Broadcasting Volunteer

If you're interested in volunteering or getting involved in hospital broadcasting, your first point of contact should be with your local station. To find the name and contact details for your nearest station, take a look at the Member Stations page and use the Advanced Search facility to search for a local hospital radio station within your town or county.

Full Station or Associate Membership

Membership of the Hospital Broadcasting Association is open to any hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting organisation in the UK; to any individual who is involved in, or has an interest in, hospital, health and wellbeing broadcasting; and to any organisation which wishes to support the Association and hospital broadcasting in the UK in general.

For questions or issues relating to current or potential membership of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, please contact our Membership Manager.

HBA Events

Annual Conference

The annual conference is a popular occasion for those involved in hospital broadcasting nationwide to gather together and share ideas and experience. The annual conference includes the HBA's Annual General Meeting as well as the National Hospital Radio Awards ceremony and gala dinner.

Queries relating to the conference in general, including prospective hosts, should be directed to the HBA Conference Bookings and Enquiries Co-ordinator.

National Hospital Radio Awards

The Hospital Broadcasting Association is proud to organise an annual awards ceremony to highlight and celebrate the high standard of hospital broadcasting in the UK. Entries are encouraged from all member stations and judging involves a panel of experts that includes representatives from professional media organisations.

The main point of contact is the National Hospital Radio Awards Co-Ordinator.


HBA Roadshows

HBA Roadshows are being developed as a training tool on the road for our stations. For more information please contact the HBA Roadshow Co-ordinator.

HBA for Members

Long Service Certificates

The HBA is proud to present member stations and their volunteers with Long Service Certificates.

For more details, or to apply for a certificate, please visit our long service certificates page or contact the HBA Long Service Co-ordinator.

Bursaries & Grants

The Hospital Broadcasting Association is happy to consider applications for financial grants and bursaries from any of our members. You can read further about terms & conditions and how to apply on the dedicated webpages for Grants and Bursaries.

Such awards are subject to strict criteria, however, and questions relating to these should be directed to the HBA Grants and Bursaries Co-ordinator.

Help & Advice

The Hospital Broadcasting Association is pleased to offer guidance wherever possible, although we are not usually involved in the internal affairs of our member stations.

There are a number of ways you can get in touch with our Specialist Advisors, via the HBA Forum whree you can discuss not only without our specialists but other likeminded members, or by contacting one of our Specialist Advisors directly:

HBA Publications

The HBA offers two electronic publications.

The monthly Members' Electronic Newsletter allows volunteers to receive information to help them manage and run their hospital broadcasting organisations. For more information you should contact the Members' Newsletter Editor.

Our journal of hospital broadcasting, On-Air is published 4 times a year and highlights the best of hospital radio and the good things happening within our member stations on a daily basis. For more information you should contact the On-Air Editor.

HBA Training

The HBA offers training to it's members across a range of subjects. Training is currently being re-developed by the training manager.

HBA for our Supporters

Publicity & Advertising

There are various ways that individual and corporate supporters can both support hospital radios cause and get seen by our members. Please contact  our Sales & Advertising Executive for more information.

National Conference Tradeshow

The HBA offers a tradeshow at our popular annual National Conference, overseen by the Conference Tradeshow Executive.

Media Relations

Our media relations executive fields questions and quote for the press, and facilitates for organisations who want to work with the HBA or groups of our members. For all public relations and media matters, please contact Media Relations.


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