Membership

Good communications are all about being connected. If you work in NHS communications, public engagement or marketing, you belong in the AHCM.

Subscription plans

individual subscriptions

Individual subscriptions from £75/year
12 months £75 + VAT
24 months £135 + VAT
Subscriptions for students £25/year
12 months £25 + VAT
Students can apply if you are studying for a recognised communications, media or marketing/PR qualification

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group subscriptions

Why not ask your employer about taking out a group membership for you and your team?
Subscriptions for 4-6 people from £250/year
12 months £250 + VAT
24 months £475 + VAT
Subscriptions for 7-14 people from £475/year
12 months £475 + VAT
24 months £900 + VAT
Subscriptions for 15+ people
The cost of group membership will be by negotiation. Please contact the AHCM.

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Eight good reasons to be an AHCM member:

  • Professional representation within a vibrant network

    Professional representation within a vibrant network

  • Personal development through expert training and mentoring

    Personal development through expert training and mentoring

  • A high-profile annual conference featuring keynote speakers

    A high-profile annual conference featuring keynote speakers

  • A chance to gain wider recognition through free entry to our prestigious awards

    A chance to gain wider recognition through free entry to our prestigious awards

  • Opportunities to share ideas, experience and best practice

    Opportunities to share ideas, experience and best practice

  • The chance to shape national NHS communications thinking

    The chance to shape national NHS communications thinking

  • Excellent contacts and support from people who know your world

    Excellent contacts and support from people who know your world

  • Regular discounts on conferences, training and events – run both by us and other organisations, such as the Health Service Journal and Patient Information Forum. These alone can pay for your AHCM membership over the course of a year!

    Regular discounts on conferences, training and events – run both by us and other organisations, such as the Health Service Journal and Patient Information Forum. These alone can pay for your AHCM membership over the course of a year!

You can be part of the AHCM if you are:

  • Employed in communications, marketing, media relations, consumer affairs or public and patient involvement – in the NHS, or in health and social care.

    Employed in communications, marketing, media relations, consumer affairs or public and patient involvement – in the NHS, or in health and social care.

  • A freelance, consultant or with a private company – as long as a substantial proportion of your work is for the NHS or health and social care clients.

    A freelance, consultant or with a private company – as long as a substantial proportion of your work is for the NHS or health and social care clients.

  • A student on a communications, PR, marketing or media studies course.

    A student on a communications, PR, marketing or media studies course.