Northern Ireland Associate Membership Scheme

Helping the wider health and social care community in Northern Ireland build collaborative working relationships with health and care services.
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The Northern Ireland Confederation (NICON) Associate Membership Scheme is designed to help the wider health and social care community engage and build collaborative working relationships with Health and Social Care (HSC) in Northern Ireland.

Associate membership is open to a range of health and social care related organisations, whether in the public, voluntary or commercial sector. The Northern Ireland Confederation provides a unique forum in which colleagues from across these sectors can meet and learn together. 

Associate member benefits

The key benefits of associate membership include:

  • Weekly monitoring emails covering: 
    • Department of Health and media updates as relevant to Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland 
    • Relevant NI Ministerial, Assembly and Health Committee proceedings
    • Ongoing consultations
  • Free attendance at NICON Discussion sessions (6-10 per year considering topical issues)
  • Priority involvement in the NICON annual conference and reduced attendance rates
  • Opportunities to sponsor Confederation activities or work in partnership on key events
  • Updates on the work of the UK Alliance for International Health Policy and the Cavendish Coalition
  • Access to our website which includes all NHS Confederation publications
  • Access to support, information and signposting from the NICON colleagues to the HSC system, other regional networks and to the wider NHS Confederation Group.

To request associate membership of the Northern Ireland Confederation, please download a copy of our associate membership application form and return to Vicky Lisk.