Benefits of membership

Joining PIF provides resources, support and a network to help you do your job!

membershipThe Patient Information Forum offers a range of membership options to suit all budgets, but all levels have access to the following benefits:

  • Drive up the quality and integration of health and patient information
    PIF is the only organisation dedicated in the UK to driving up the quality and integration of patient information, and championing the vital role it plays in supporting shared decision making, self management and self care, health literacy, and patient engagement.
  • Keep up to date and save time with PiF Aware
    PiF’s weekly e-newsletter is the only UK update focused on health information news, including policy updates, new resources, jobs, training and events. It is delivered to your inbox every Friday.
  • Develop your skills and expertise at PiF events & training
    Membership gives you priority access to our events and training, and includes discounted delegate rates for PiF events, and free membership only sessions, to ensure you continually enhance your expertise and stay up to date with new developments in health information.
  • Meet, network and engage with like-minded professionals 
    PIF is the only organisation focused on people engaged in health and patient information. We have members from across the voluntary, NHS and statutory, commercial, freelance and academic sectors, meaning through membership you can connect with a unique group of like minded individuals dedicated to improving the quality and provision of information.
  • Access key resources through the PiF website
    Our topics, resources and best practice 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 discussing your challenges and solutions with other professionals working in health information, and offers 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, avoid duplication and don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
  • 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.
  • Share news about your work and projects with our network
    PIF members are invited to share their work and resources with the PIF network in PIF Aware and as part of our best practice case studies.
  • 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. PIF members can use the Sounding Board for discounted rates, and apply to become a member of the Sounding Board review panel.

To join the membership click here to view our membership options.