Championing better health and care for all
The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) brings the industry together to help shape and improve the health and care of the nation through our three core pillars of work – consumer protection, membership services, and policy and standards.
We are a not-for-profit trade association in the healthcare and assistive technologies arena, working on behalf of our members to improve industry standards and enhance consumer protection. Our more than 400 members of retailers, installers, service providers, distributors and manufacturers range from sole traders to multinationals, employ over 18,500 people and provide essential equipment and services to both the public and private sectors.
Through our interaction and engagement with Government and standards-setting bodies, both domestic and international, BHTA is at the forefront of improving standards for the provision of quality healthcare and assistive technologies.
Each and every BHTA member commits to adhering to our Code of Practice – the first and only code in the healthcare industry to have been approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). This code ensures that those who need our members’ products and services can trust that the company is professional, ethical, and has their best interests at heart.
Our vision, mission and purpose
We work to shape and improve the future of the healthcare and assistive technologies industry for the benefit of all:
For everyone to have access to the best products and support available, so they can live healthier and more independent lives.
To champion the interests of our members, and raise the profile of the work of the British healthcare and assistive technology sector.
To bring the healthcare and assistive technology industry together, giving companies a voice in their shared endeavour to help people live independent, healthier lives.
Our four core values
At the core of the BHTA are four values, which we maintain whenever we represent our members and our industry:
We dedicate all our efforts to supporting the needs and enhancing the experience, of our members
We reach out and work with stakeholders who share our vision of better healthcare for all
We ensure all our actions are transparent and ethical to uphold our reputation of trust and integrity
We foster a culture devoted to providing exceptional service for members, and to championing the industry
Our history: 100+ years of supporting industry
With an origin tracing back to the Great War, our history is a fascinating and storied one.
Learn more about the full history of the British Healthcare Trades Association.
Our people are at the heart of the association – find out more about them.
Do you share our vision?
If you share our belief in an ethical market and vision of better health and care for all, find out more about how we work to support our members.