BHBN receives award in recognition of its services to Birmingham

Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Network (‘BHBN’) has received a coveted award for its services to patients in Birmingham from The Birmingham Society.

BHBN, the volunteer run hospital radio station, based in the Heritage Building of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, was founded in 1952 and is one of the largest and longest established hospital radio services in the UK.

2016 National Hospital Radio Awards - 1 Week left to enter

Entries close in 1 week for the National Hospital Radio Awards 2016.

You have until midnight the end of Sunday 15th November 2015 to submit your entry. Details of the categories that you can enter can be found on the Awards pages of the HBA website. If you are planning to enter and have not yet requested a link to an upload folder and an entry form please e-mail to do so.

Autumn Edition of OnAir Out Now!

OnAir 149 Front CoverThe HBA has today published your Autumn Edition of the HBA magazine OnAir.

The Journal of the HBA has been revamped by new permanent editor Ian Pinnell and you can read about him inside your new magazine.

Also in this edition:

On-Air Now Available for Download

Your On-Air for Summer 2015 is now available for download on the HBA Website.

This edition has been produced by Mike Sarre and announces the new permanent editor for the magazine.

Also in This Edition

  • Robin Clayton is awarded the British Empire Medal
  • The New HBA Chairman says Hello
  • Stories from Exeter, Plymouth and Norwich

and much more.

How to Download On-Air

You can download all editions of On-Air from the HBA website without needing to register.

The Hospital Broadcasting Association Announces New Structure As Part of Its Long-Term Vision

The Trustees of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, the organisation representing hospital broadcasting services across the UK, have today:

Queen's Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to Robin Clayton, a volunteer at Radio Allerton in Leeds, on being awarded a British Empire Medal for services to hospital radio.

HBA Talks Hospital Radio with NHS England for Volunteers Week

As part of Volunteers' Week, the NHS have run a series of articles from volunteers within the NHS community including one from the Hospital Broadcasting Association.

NHS England says "thank you" to volunteers

As the UK celebrates Volunteers’ Week from today until 7 June, in recognition of the invaluable contributions of people across all sectors who offer up their time, NHS England says “Thank you” to the millions of people who give freely of their time, skills and expertise to volunteer in our health and care services, as well their own communities, to help and support other people.


A third of Britons willing to volunteer in the NHS

To mark Volunteers' Week, the Royal Voluntary Service charity has published research that shows that over a third (37 per cent) of Britons are planning or considering volunteering in some capacity to help the NHS.