Joining the HCA will give you access to specific and relevant learning and development, contact with industry leaders, policy makers and industry commentators through member-only events as well as opportunities to network with colleagues.
HCA membership is open to all companies who specialise in healthcare communications and who are involved in the development and manufacturing of medicines and associated products. The following types of membership are available:Pharmaceutical:
Any company involved in the development and manufacturing of medicines and associated products.Consultancy:
Any consultancy/agency working in the area of healthcare communications. Please note, a company with its own independent brand, P&L and reporting to Companies House should apply for HCA membership status in its own right. Overarching groups of companies, with constituent competing agencies, cannot apply for one group membership to cover the constituent companies.Associate Member
: Individuals operating as 'sole traders' may become Associate Members of the HCA. The term ’sole traders’ refers only to individuals who work entirely independently, and who are not employees for any particular company or companies.
We do not to extend membership to recruitment consultancies or any other company involved in the search and selection of communications professionals.Members: Please see below for Renewing Membership.
|Company (whether UK based or overseas) employing 10 or more marketing / communications executives||£2,000 + VAT|
|Company (whether UK based or overseas) employing |
3 – 9 marketing / communications executives
|£1,500 + VAT|
|Organisation (whether UK based or overseas) with 10 or more executives allocated to healthcare||£2,000 + VAT|
|Organisation (whether UK based or overseas) with |
4 - 9 executives allocated to healthcare
|£1,500 + VAT|
|Organisation (whether UK based or overseas) with 3 or less executives allocated to healthcare||£250 + VAT|
|Freelance healthcare communications practitioner (sole trader) who works mainly with either pharmaceutical companies or healthcare communications consultancies||£150 + VAT|
How to joinTop
To join the HCA as a new member, please submit an application online via our Membership Registration page
. Please see above for details about our current Membership Fees.
Membership renewals take place at the end of the calendar year. Renewal reminders for 2014 were sent out at the end of 2013. In order to renew your membership, please do this online via our Renew Membership page
. Please note that this will need to be completed by the Primary or Secondary Contact
for your HCA Membership. You can view the names of your Primary or Secondary Contact once you are logged in
For further information
If you would like to know anything further about membership please contact HCA Secretariat
For further information about payment or billing, please contact HCA Finance