Benefits of being an associate

More engagement opportunities and closer working with Confed senior leaders plus a chance to align your brand and get products noticed.
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We welcome commercial organisations from outside the NHS family to join us as an Associate member. Associates, whether selecting our Membership or Subscription programme, can align their brand with our organisation both online and at large scale events, present products and solutions to our engaged members and be receive the latest information on the concerns and issues our NHS members are facing. As an associate, you can also be involved in conversations with our members and the wider health and care system on a regular basis, work closely with senior leaders from the NHS and its groups and build key relationships with stakeholders and decision makers.  

You can email a member of our commercial team to discover more about the range of benefits available and how they can be tailored to suit you.

Register your interest to join our associates programme online.

Why our Associates scheme works for you… 

  • Be part of the conversation  
  • Find out about the latest challenges facing our NHS members 
  • Align your brand  
  • Free or discounted passes to events. 

Why it pays to upgrade…  

View the different benefits and opportunities that lie ahead and explore the different Associates membership schemes at a glance in the table below. 

Benefits Membership Subscription
Regular Integration in Action webinars  Free to attend Pay as you go service
Newsletters 
Policy summaries and reports 
InFocus webinars with one of the network leads / policy team at NHS Confederation  
Discounts to attend wider events 
Discount for NHS ConfedExpo stand  10% 10% capped at £500
Associate of the week  X
Submit content to NHS Voices blog  X
Discounts on conferences and bespoke activity, including sponsorship and exhibition stands  X
Curate bespoke events  X
Twice yearly update from Matthew Taylor, chief executive at NHS Confederation    X
Engagement opportunities with senior policy experts, senior team and members at NHS Confederation  X
Discounted rates for Horizon Leeds venue & streaming studio  X

Engaging with NHS Confederation members and leaders from across the system

Benefits of the ‘Membership’ programme 

  • Attend exclusive health and care webinars for free – topics discussed range from national policy changes to key workforce issues and so much more. Associates that are part of the ‘membership’ programme are invited to tell us the topics that you want covered. To suggest a topic, simply email the team.  
  • NHS Employers events – discounted delegate rates for NHS Employers events, covering a wide range of workforce topics to ensure we keep you up to date with the latest developments. 
  • Associate of the Month – Associate members can now benefit from having a promotional feature listed in our NHS member bulletins to highlight the work you are doing with the NHS and how you are helping our members tackle the challenges they face. 
  • NHS Voices – as an Associate member you can showcase thought leadership by submitting blogs to be showcased on the NHS Confederations popular NHS Voices section of the website to help raise your profile and build new and lasting relationships. 
  • Attend NHS ConfedExpo 2022 – NHS Confederation, NHS England and NHS Improvement are joining forces to bring together two long-standing conferences and create NHS ConfedExpo. This will be the biggest and most significant health and care conference in the UK. Key suppliers to the NHS and industry partners including well-known names and innovative new organisations, will be present in the exhibition hall. Associates will get a 10 per cent discount on an exhibition stand booking, this complements the discounted delegate rates already provided. Additionally, all associates will also have access to our exclusive members’ lounge. NHS ConfedExpo 2022 is taking place June, Liverpool ACC. 
  • Hire Horizon at a discounted rate – experience exceptional, award-winning spaces and venue services at Horizon Leeds. Associates will benefit from 10 per cent discount off the full commercial rate at the venue. For more information, please email us or call 0113 225 3190 and quote ‘associates’ when booking. 

Please note, the above offering is only available for members unless specified in the table above. Subscribers who wish to upgrade to the membership status should contact a member of the team immediately.  

Key briefings received as part of the membership and subscription programme 

In addition to the benefits listed above, members will also receive all benefits within the subscription package. We aim to keep you informed of all the latest developments across health and care. Some of the exclusive products you'll have access to include: 

  • Daily member briefing – daily update focused on developments around the pandemic, recovery and delivery, with insights from within the service and senior policy makers. 
  • Regular policy summaries – healthcare policy developments, latest research findings, facts and figures, expert commentary and signposts to further information. 
  • Network specific bulletins – this includes member only communications from the ICS and PCN Networks, the Mental Health Network, the Welsh NHS Confederation and the Northern Ireland Confederation for Health and Social Care. 
  • Weekly NHS Employers Workforce Bulletin – bringing together a wealth of news on key NHS workforce and employment issues. 
  • Associate Newsletter – especially for our Associates, it will provide a round-up of the developments across the NHS, details of upcoming events, webinars and other benefits. 
  • The Week in 10 – insights and opinion on the latest developments from our chief executive or chair. 
  • NHS European Office – we'll keep you informed of key global developments with bulletins and newsletters from our European Office including, International Insights, the Brexit Bulletin and EU Transition Bulletin. 

Please see our upcoming events page for a full list of events from across the NHS Confederation group, or to make an enquiry please email associates@nhsconfed.org.  

Additional discounts for those within the membership scheme 

Our conference and exhibition centre, Horizon Leeds, is an award-winning healthcare event space in Leeds city centre with capability to live stream to anywhere in the world. Associates who have secured a membership package can take advantage of a range of discounts, which include meeting space and the streaming studio: 

Streaming Studio – if you are looking for an innovative way to deliver your events, Horizon Leeds has transformed their plenary space into a virtual and hybrid streaming studio. An intimate space that has been fully equipped with LED content screens, 4K HD cameras, control room, and professional level sound and lighting equipment and with a team of professional technicians to support you every step of the way to ensure a seamless production for your delegates – it’s the perfect space to deliver a fully branded, show-stopping virtual or hybrid event. 

You can email a member of our commercial team to discover more about the range of benefits available and how they can be tailored to suit you.  

Event coverage through on demand

As an event associate you could benefit from our on demand coverage and session recordings which continues to showcase your organisation to delegates for up to 12 months after an event. Take a look at some of the associates already benefiting from using On Demand.

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