Membership

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What can you expect when you join PiF?

Being a PiF member helps you become:

  • Skilled. You will have access to policy updates, guides and resources to help you excel in your role.
  • Knowledgeable. You will be kept informed of all the latest developments in consumer health information.
  • Included. You will be joining the UK’s largest network of health information professionals.
  • Linked. You will be able to attend events, and network with like-minded professionals across the UK.
  • Listened to. You will be able to contribute to online discussions, suggest topics for our events and provide content for the PiF weekly e-newsletter.

Who should join?

You could be the lead on patient information in your organisation, or it could just be a small integral part of your role.  If you produce or provide health information, for patients and the public or simply have an interest in the area, then PiF is your membership organisation.

PiF members come from across voluntary, NHS, commercial, government and academic organisations. You could be the lead on patient information in your organisation, or it could just be a small integral part of your role: the very breadth of our membership is what makes us a powerful voice to influence and lobby.  You can see the organisations represented by our members at www.pifonline.org.uk.

What are the benefits of membership?

Save valuable time with PiF Aware
PiF’s weekly e-newsletter is an essential round-up of health information news, including policy updates, new resources and events, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

Develop your skills and network with like-minded professionals at PiF events
Membership gives you discounted, or free places, to PiF events to ensure you continually enhance your expertise and stay up to date with new developments in health information.

Access key resources through the PiF website
Members-only content on the website gives you access to tools that will help you to do your job, and includes resources, practical guides, news items and research articles.

Take part in our online discussion groups on key topics
The PiF website is your gateway to contacting other professionals working in health information, with the facility to connect directly with other PiF members.

Use the PiF Query service to ask for advice and help on specific challenges
Have a question about anything related to health information? Ask the PiF membership! The PiF Query service ensures you save time and don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Download free PiF publications
Visit the PiF Shop to access a range of best practice guides on health information topics, including Producing Health Information for Children and Young People.

Be our PiF Member of the Month
Learn more about other professionals working in health information, and share your experience and expertise in our Member of the Month slot.

Recruit with PiF
Be the first to see job advertisements for patient information roles, and access discounted rates to advertise to the membership.

Join or use the PiF Sounding Board
Organisations use the PiF Sounding Board to review health information resources and tools. The Sounding Board provides high quality and comprehensive feedback on key issues including format, content and effectiveness.

How much does membership cost?

There are different membership categories to suit all budgets, starting at just £1.74 per week for Individual Membership, to help ensure that you can play a vital part in the drive for better health information for all.

When you join PiF, you take an annual subscription to PiF’s services and the benefits start the day you sign up.  If you would like to sign up your team, our Group Membership option is even better value for money.  Partner Membership is a bespoke membership option for larger organisations who wish to collaborate with PiF on key issues.  Details of our membership options and fees can be found here.

How do you join?

It’s simple. Take a look at the membership categories, decide which is most relevant for you or your organisation, and then sign up. The process is quick and you can pay by credit card, BACS or cheque. Your benefits start from the moment you join.

Of course, if you need any help at all, just drop us a line at admin@pifonline.org.uk and we’ll be happy to assist.

What do other members think of PiF?

Of course we would always tell you that you should join us, but it’s the words of our members that are the most important. Read what PiF members think and how it helps them in their day-to-day role.

Would you like to become a Partner of PiF?

PiF works in partnership with organisations, collaborating on events, publications and policy work. By collaborating with PiF, our Partners clearly demonstrate their commitment to providing better health information, raise their profile with our members and position themselves as thought-leaders in the field.

PiF’s Executive Circle events also ensure our Partners connect with other key influencers and can take a lead in policy developments. Partners come from across the healthcare sector; click here read more about Partner membership and to see a list of our current Partner members.

If you would like to discuss the opportunity to become a PiF Partner, please contact nicole.naylor@pifonline.org.uk