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 in the UK dedicated to driving up the quality and integration of patient information, and championing the vital role it plays in supporting shared decision making, self management, health literacy and patient engagement.

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 expertise
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.

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.

Share news about your work and projects 
PIF members are invited to share their work and resources with the PIF network in our weekly e-bulletin, PIF Aware, and as part of our best practice case studies.

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 
Access a range of best practice guides on health information topics, including Producing Health Information for Children and Young People.

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 at discounted rates, and apply to become a member of the Sounding Board review panel.

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