Supporting Hospital Broadcasting in the UK

New members guidance published

Written by: Nigel Dallard on Wednesday 25th March 2015.
Region: All. Category: Announce.

New guidance documents have been published for HBA members:
- Advertising and sponsorship guidance
- Health promotion broadcasting guidance
- Election broadcasting guidance
- Model magazine publishing agreement and associated guidance
- Model CIO Constitution and associated guidance (E&W)
- Obit and major incident guidance

Members can download from the filestore after having logged-in.

Awards ceremony on Saturday

Written by: Nigel Dallard on Wednesday 25th March 2015.
Region: All. Category: National Hospital Radio Awards.

The winners of the National Hospital Radio Awards will be announced at the ceremony on Saturday evening. The winners will be revealed here at midnight on Saturday. Follow the excitement live on Twitter.

In the meantime, take a look at the shortlists.

Conference 2015

Written by: Nigel Dallard on Monday 29th December 2014.
Region: All. Category: Annual Conference.

The HBA Annual Conference and Awards takes place in Gosforth, near Newcastle, over the weekend of Friday 27th Sunday 29th March 2015. Bookings for residential and non-residential are still open but close on 31 January 2015. The residential Conference offers a great opportunity to attend our seminars, raise questions at our panel events, learn about the advances in technology at our Tradeshow as well as socialise and network with other hospital broadcasting volunteers.

In addition to Conference, the National Hospital Radio Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony takes place on the Saturday evening and this is an excellent opportunity to celebrate hospital broadcasting. We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

More details, and booking forms, can be found on the Annual Conference page.

Entries Close This Weekend!

Written by: Iain Lee on Thursday 13th November 2014.
Region: All. Category: National Hospital Radio Awards.

Time is running out if you are planning to enter the National Hospital Radio Awards this year. Entries must be submitted before midnight on Sunday night.
Category details are available in the awards section of this website.

Awards Entries Open!

Written by: Nigel Dallard on Friday 19th September 2014.
Region: All. Category: National Hospital Radio Awards.

Entries are invited for the 2015 National Hospital Radio Awards.

Full details of the award categories, entry criteria, and entry procedure can be found on the awards pages.

Shared Programmes List updated

Written by: Nigel Dallard on Thursday 17th April 2014.
Region: All. Category: Announce.

The list of shared programming available to hospital radio stations has been updated. Members can download the list from the filestore, having first logged-in to this site.

Membership Renewals

Written by: Nigel Dallard on Monday 3rd March 2014.
Region: All. Category: Announce.

There are many benefits to HBA membership and, as you will know, the membership year runs from 1st April until 31st March. This year the Trustees agreed to retain the Full Station Membership Subscription for 2014/2015 at 45 and Associate Membership at 15.

It was also agreed that if Full Station Members pay their subscription before 31st March 2014, then a discount of 5 will be applied. Payments received after 31st March will be at the Full Membership rate of 45.

This year we now offer an additional payment facility. Full Member Stations and Associates can now pay their subscription by card. Simply click this link and select your membership type, station name and enter the required details its as simple as that. Secure and safe and, even with a small processing charge, can save your station a few pounds.

Last year we offered representatives attending the National Conference the facility to pay their Full Membership Subscription or Associate Subscription during registration, and receive their certificate and receipt during the conference weekend. This will be offered again in Bristol and it would be advantageous for both members and HBA as this not only offers convenience but reduces expenditure too.

Whilst we are taking efforts to reduce expenditure where possible, our costs are inevitably increasing. It was, therefore, reluctantly agreed that an increase to the membership fee for 2015/16 will be applied and therefore the annual fee will rise to 50, with effect from 1st April 2015.

HBA Grants Process to Change

Written by: Darren Whittenham-Gray on Sunday 12th January 2014.
Region: All. Category: Announce.

Each year the Hospital Broadcasting Association gives out grants to it's member stations for all manner of projections from technical to new heating and obviously the odd new mixer.

New for this year the HBA will be allocating grants in three tranches which have closing dates on 1 February, 1 July and 1 November. Grants awarded are up to a maximum of 500 and full details are available from the members section of the HBA website.

Please Note: Any old application forms that have the HBA's PO BOX address on it are no longer valid; applications are now made by e-mail.

If there are any queries then please contact Julie Cox, HBA Treasurer

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