Working together with Business, Consumers and Healthcare Professionals

Air Transport Advice

If you are travelling with a mobility product we have some useful information about your product to assist you. This is particularly useful for the Airline carrier you will be travelling with, Click Here to check the list.


The British Healthcare Trades Awards is a celebration to recognise the products and services of companies that make a difference, and the achievements that are made possible by the people. This is also a night to demonstrate the strength of the industry, its diversity and its innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Healthcare Professionals

If you are looking to work with a supplier or retailer to maintain a client’s independence, then contacting a company that is a BHTA member is the first step .

OUR VISION"Better health, Better Care, Better Value".

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) is one of the UK’s oldest and is the largest healthcare association, founded in 1917.

Our members – almost 500 companies employing over 17,000 people – make or sell healthcare and assistive technology products that help people live more independently. These range from wheelchairs and scooters to stairlifts, stoma and continence products, seating and positioning products, patient support surfaces, rehabilitation products, prosthetics, orthotics and augmentative communication devices for people with limited speech. Services provided by members range from assessments for the right mobility vehicle to dispensing of prescriptions for stoma and continence products. Our members are organised by sector: find out more about our Sections.


Our member’s adhere to a Code of Practice ensuring you get advice and guidance about the products you need to maintain your independence. The Code of Practice has been granted full Office of Fair Trading approval under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS). BHTA is the first trade body within the Healthcare industry to have an approved code, which is now overseen by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

Members guarantee not to pressure sell any products, but instead work with you to help you find the best solutions for now and your future independence needs.

Our members have a wealth of experience and can guide you through a professional product assessment to ensure the products you select are exactly right for your own circumstances.

Our members will guide you through all pricing, any insurance, accessories and other specific requirements so that you have a clear picture of the total price you will be paying. You will only pay for what you need or agree to. Our members are there to help.

Click on our “Find a Member” link to find the nearest member to where you live. Look for the BHTA logo on our members websites, paperwork, their vehicles, and displayed in their showrooms so you are sure you are dealing with a BHTA member committed to our Code of Practice.

BHTA Trade Affiliates

Exhibition & Events


A Company Limited by Guarantee – Registered in England No: 154121 – VAT Registration No: 702845545. BHTA is a member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

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