Joining information

When you join the BHTA, you become a member of the UK’s largest dedicated healthcare association, run democratically for the members by the members: you can have your say with the BHTA!

The BHTA represents large and small companies, organised in one or more of 14 sections covering most sectors of the industry. This unique sectional structure provides a platform for all companies to have an effective voice within BHTA and, through the Association, to influence the development of healthcare policies in the UK.

At the heart of our association is the Code of Practice, which sets out the standards that all members must meet to demonstrate best practice in their business dealings. The Code of Practice is recognised as the UK industry standard and means that member companies trade ethically and professionally and is approved under the Consumer Codes Approval Scheme run by the Trading Standards Institute.

Better Information

Every week, we’ll send you by email (or post if you prefer) “Today @ BHTA”, an update of what is happening within the industry and the Association.

Four times a year, you’ll get “The Bulletin”, a lively glossy magazine of photos and articles: news, views, opinions, updates, industry and parliamentary issues.

Better Advocacy and Advice

Should you have a complaint made against you, we will act as mediator to achieve an amicable resolution to the dispute. We provide access to a legal helpline and offer information about legislative and legal issues that can affect your business.

Stronger Influence

You will be able to directly affect policy as an active member of the section(s) to which you subscribe. The sections, each chaired by an eminent member from the healthcare industry, are:

  • AAC
  • Beds & Support Surfaces
  • Children’s Equipment
  • Dispensing Appliance Contractors
  • Decontamination & Infection Prevention
  • First Aid Medical Equipment
  • Independent Living Products & Services
  • Mobility Group
  • Orthotics
  • Pressure Care Seating & Positioning
  • Prosthetics
  • Stairlifts & Access
  • Stoma & Continence Product Manufacturers
  • Telehealthcare

Section Chairs and contact details

Better Training

You and your staff will benefit from discounted prices on the highly regarded BHTA training courses. Every year we offer a mix of firm favourites and exciting new topics.

Better Networking

As a Section Member, you will have access to other members throughout the country and build up worthwhile contacts in the industry.

Better Value

Thanks to our group purchasing power, you will be able save on a whole range of goods and services, which we’ve listed on the next page. Remember, the more you use the BHTA, the more you’ll save!

Better Marketing

You’ll qualify for a discount on our range of publications, including the popular “Get Wise” leaflets and posters.As a member of the BHTA, you can feature the BHTA logo on your letter headings and publicity materials and we’ll supply point of sale items relating to your membership and the Code of Practice free-of-charge.

Save on Insurance

ICB Group (previously known as NBJ) provide BHTA members with an exclusive insurance scheme that not only increases cover but also saves money in to the bargain – an average of 26%. In fact, some members have saved enough to cover their first year’s membership fee! On March 20th, John Robinson, Managing Director of member company Nexus DMS Ltd wrote to us saying:

“THANK YOU BHTA, I have recently renewed our Company Combined Commercial Insurance, this time moving to ‘nbj’ BHTA scheme. In so doing, we have achieved savings of 52% (over £2,000) on previous year with like for like cover”

The scheme covers public and product liability and includes many automatic sections that other insurers may charge for. Employees and registrants can also take advantage of exclusive home insurance.

Save on legal fees

To help BHTA members determine if they have a legal problem requiring further advice and action, George Green has agreed to offer all members a FREE consultation with a trained solicitor.

BHTA members can also save on costly litigation issues by using the BHTA Complaints Conciliation Service.

Save on training

Every time you train with the BHTA you save. On our one-day courses, you’ll save up to 50% (compared with the non-member rates).

Save on Publications

As a BHTA member, you’ll save up to 50% on BSI publications and benefit when you order copies of the popular “Get Wise” leaflets and other BHTA publications.

For more information about the BHTA and to discuss Membership, including getting a copy of our application form please call 0207 702 2141

how can we help you?

Contact us at the BHTA office or submit an inquiry online.