About Us

The Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA), more formally known as the National Association of Hospital Broadcasting Organisations (NAHBO) is the national charity that supports and promotes Hospital Broadcasting in the UK.

The HBA is managed by a committee elected from its membership and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

The association currently consists of 170 individual broadcasting stations. Just like the HBA, almost all of our member stations are managed and staffed by volunteers; from presenters and producers, to ward visitors, childrens ward play volunteers, administrators and charity trustees and management. These volunteers come from all walks of life from students to the retired and from every industry you can imagine.

Patients in many UK hospitals benefit from programmes designed to make life better for people in hospital and aid their recovery. The volunteers within the hospital radio and television stations work tirelessly to provide this on an increasingly 24-hour basis.

The Hospital Broadcasting Association has two membership categories and new members are always welcome. Membership is open to individuals or hospital broadcasting associations.

Services We Provide

As well as promoting hospital broadcasting and representing its members, the Hospital Broadcasting Association offers its members a variety of services and advice. 


The HBA recognises that with our member stations being almost entirely volunteer led and run. We run training across a variety of formats from whole day training events, to half day talks and present a range of different taster seminars at our annual National Conference.