Bookings for the 2018 Annual Conference & Hospital Radio Awards NOW OPEN

Bookings are now open for the 2018 Annual Conference, including the National Hospital Radio Awards.

The event, which takes place at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor, runs from the 23rd to 25th March 2018. There are many packages available, including full weekend; Saturday arrival and Awards & Gala Dinner only packages. 

The NHS is 70 this year - and we want hospital radio to join in

The NHS is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out.

HBA Heads to Glasgow

Famous for its ship building heritage, Glasgow is one of the top cultural cities in Eurpoe, and we at HBA are delighted to invite you to Scotland's largest city this summer for our next training Roadshow!

Your 2018 Awards On-Air Special OUT NOW!

We're thrilled to release your 2018 National Hospital Radio Awards special edition of the On-Air magazine.

We take a look at all of the winners across the eleven categories and see what the judges had to say about the entries. 

Download your special awards edition of On-Air here.

Bumper weekend for Bay Trust this Easter!

Radio station Bay Trust Radio is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends in the history of the station, with live music, guests and much more.

National Hospital Radio Award Winners 2018 Announced

The 2018 winners of the National Hospital Radio Awards have been announced at an awards ceremony held at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Windsor. 

Radio Brockley were crowned Station of the Year and Paul Munro from Radio Grapevine won the very first award for innovation in Hospital Radio.

HBA publishes GDPR guidance for its members

HBA has today, at it's national conference in Windsor, launched detailed guidance for its member hospital radio stations on the new General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25th May 2018. The guidance, together with a model Data Protection Policy and Template for and example of an Information Asset Register is available to members in the Member Resources section of this website.

HBA responds to the DCMS consultation on Small Scale DAB

We have responded to the recent Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's consultation on small scale DAB and think this is an important way forward for hospital radio with the uncertainty surrounding the future of the bedside entertainment system providers, and with many hospital radio stations' converting to the new Charitable Incorporated Organisation. We have asked DCMS to consider: