AIHO is the independent healthcare sector’s leading and most influential trade association and represents acute independent hospitals treating insured, self-pay, sponsored and NHS funded patients.


Member Services / Benefits
  • Largest membership trade association for independent hospitals, clinics and NHS Private Patient Units
  • A trade association with a hospital / clinic focus Membership led
  • Operates across all four UK countries
  • Membership satisfaction is measured on an annual basis


Benefits of AIHO for the independent healthcare sector
  • AIHO acts as a unified voice for the sector
  • AIHO promotes the industry and its members to the government and media
  • AIHO communicates the role of the independent healthcare sector to key stakeholders
  • AIHO can build constructive relationships with regulators on behalf of its members
  • AIHO shapes the debate about issues affecting the independent sector
  • AIHO undertakes public affairs campaigns – responding to issues, researching and producing reports and position papers
  • AIHO is a member of a broader EU healthcare trade association
Benefits of AIHO for individual members
  • Networking with other industry representatives on key issues
  • Peer support
  • Ongoing consultation with members on key issues Access to industry information and intelligence
  • Conferences and networking opportunities – raises standards across the sector
  • Participation in member forums which facilitate introductions to key stakeholders and influencers
  • Regular communications to members on healthcare issues
  • Key Principle Documents
  • Represents members on 20 boards / advisory forums
  • Member discounts for educational seminars
Costs of Membership
  • The AIHO membership fees are divided into four bands and current AIHO membership subscriptions are set out in the application form on our Join AIHO page.