Benefits of HBA Membership

There are many benefits of becoming a member of the Hospital Broadcasting Association. You're probably aware we bring you our Annual Conference and the National Hospital Radio Awards, but did you know we also offer Grants & Bursaries; free advice & support as well as affiliate membership to the Radio Academy?

Your membership to the Hospital Broadcasting Association allows you access to the following:



We've teamed up with PRS to offer a waiver on their usual fees, which are passed down to hospital broadcasters. We also work closely with PRS for Music to ensure we work effectively for hospital broadcasters across the country.



Grants and Bursaries

 We allocate approximately £6,000 per year for stations as part of our grants and bursaries scheme. Many stations have used this scheme to purchase new equipment or refurbish entire  studios.




We're working with our stakeholders and representatives from both Government and the media, we strive to represent hospital broadcasting across the country. Sharing your thoughts, news and concerns to those that need to know and can make a difference.



Free Advice & Support

With our team of specialist advisors on hand to help, your questions and queries can be answered swiftly. Our advisors have an extensive knowledge base ranging from charity law & governance to broadcast law, technical support, programming and fundraising.



Members Newsletter

Our Members Newsletter is delivered to your inbox at the start of each month and is packed full of useful information to help you run your station and charity alike. With news from government organisations including the Charity Commission; useful dates for your diary and updates from our stakeholders, it's your handy companion for the month ahead.



On Air Magazine

Our quarterly magazine showcasing the best news stories from hospital radio across the UK. From stations getting involved in their local communities to volunteers fundraising for good causes, if it's related to hospital radio, you'll hear about it in On Air.



Radio Academy Membership

We've teamed up with the Radio Academy to offer you the chance to attend regional and national radio industry events. Radio Academy membership is free for volunteers of HBA Member stations who have signed up to the HBA Website.



Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference provides you with a weekend of networking and learning. Held annually across the UK, it's your opportunity to meet with likeminded individuals and share your passion for hospital broadcasting and learn new skills and techniques in our seminars. With special guests often lined up to share their experiences and a trade show full of freebies, it's a weekend you can't afford to miss.



The National Hospital Radio Awards

Alongside our annual conference are the annual National Hospital Radio Awards. This industry recognised event showcases the very best talent from hospital radio and celebrates the hard work of all volunteers in the sector. A night full of celebration with special guests. Your volunteers and station will gain excellent publicity from these awards both locally and nationally.



Training Events & Roadshows

We offer training days and roadshows based around your needs and requirements, often with a special guest speaker. Another perfect way to learn and develop skills. Our training events are reasonably priced and take place across the country.


Shared Programming Guide

Our Shared Programming Guide has hundreds of programmes to choose from. All of the programmes on the list are suitable for hospital radio and are provided by volunteers from across the country for broadcast on your station.


Members Forum

A dedicated forum for you to share your ideas, ask questions and network with likeminded individuals.



Full Station or Associate Membership

Membership of the Hospital Broadcasting Association is open to any hospital broadcasting organisation in the UK; to any individual who is involved in, or has an interest in, hospital 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.