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Influence and advocacy

Speaking up for our members and the industry

The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) works to ensure our members’ interests are represented and voices are heard in the pursuit of promoting the best possible outcomes for all.

Our expert Policy and Membership teams engage with key stakeholders and influencers across government, the NHS, procurement organisations, regulators, professional bodies and other associations to ensure that the needs of our members are listened to and recognised.

These relationships at some of the most senior levels of the political, regulatory and technical environment enable us to give you the opportunity to effect positive change.


Giving you a voice

BHTA both chairs and sits on a wide range of influential working groups, committees, forums and All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs).

Forums / Committees

We are active participants in many important and influential forums and committees, where we represent the needs of our members.

Meetings & roundtables

Meet with business leaders to network, find new opportunities, engage key influencers, be part of the discussion, and bring your points to the fore.

Stakeholder engagement

Our Policy team proactively interface with influential key stakeholders from across the health and social care arena who can effect change.

Conferences and events

Engage with key stakeholders and experts in their fields at member-only meetings, conferences, events and webinars, throughout the year.

Working groups

Join BHTA working groups and collaborate with others to get involved in the issues that matter to your company.

Consultation responses

Join a network of industry peers on the BHTA Community private groups, where key policy updates, consultations, reports and guidance are broadcast regularly to members.

Stay informed with invaluable industry insights

Our extensive stakeholder engagement enables us to keep abreast of developments and relay this information to you.
This insight means you can plan with more certainty and mitigate potential risks before they impact your business.

Have your voice heard with BHTA

If you operate in the healthcare and assistive technology industry and want to drive change, we can help.

Joining the BHTA means having an opportunity improve industry standards, effect change and make a difference.