Join the Socialist Health Association

The subscription for an individual is £25 a year, or £10 for people on a low income. You can sign up in two ways, detailed below.

We would like to know your name, contact details, address and date of birth and a bit about you so we can keep you in touch with relevant stuff.  If you join we will send you emails about once a month about our activities in general and invite you to events we think you will find interesting. You can see what details we hold about you, change or remove your details, or update us on how you’d like to be contacted at any time by getting in contact with us here. You can read more about our privacy policy here.

If you don’t wish to become a member, you can still join our mailing list.  Please tell us your postcode and what you are interested in.  We will then try to keep you in touch with local events you might find interesting. We won’t give your details to anyone else, and we won’t try to sell you anything.

You don’t have to be a member of the Labour Party to join the SHA, but members can get a vote when the Labour Party selects a leader, just as Trades Union members do, and we are entitled to send delegates to the Party Conference. Over the years we have played a significant part in the development of Labour Party health policies.

Legal and political note on the status of our organisation.


You can print a Membership form and sent to the SHA Treasurer. If you use the printed form please remember to sign it! Once completed and signed,  you could rescan the document and attach to an email.

We prefer people to pay by Standing Order, as this takes us less time and trouble.

We will set you up with a membership number to use as a reference for bank payments, just contact us,

We also accept cheques.

If you set up a payment yourself, our bank details are:

Account Name : Socialist Health Association

Sort Code: 08 90 29

Account No: 50457904


Online: PayPal account holders only. Do not use if you do not have a PayPal account.

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Please be aware, an automatic annual renewal will be created.

Please complete the form. select membership payment type ( full or reduced ) and click the Join Us button to be transferred to PayPal to complete the transaction.

Become a member of the Socialist Health Association

  • i.e Job, Campaign member, NHS professional or NHS user,


The Association has about 2500  individual members across the UK, and about a dozen affiliated organisations.

The affiliation fee for local organisations  is £25 and for small national organisations £125.  Larger organisations pay a larger fee by agreement.  The benefits of membership, in particular reduced rates for our events, and inclusion on our mailing lists are extended to any member of an affiliated organisation who wants them.  This includes the members of  Unite, and a number of Constituency Labour Parties and union branches.


Our Address

Socialist Health Association

PO Box 508

Newcastle upon Tyne



  1. Jeff Aherne says:

    We need to reverse the Privatisation of the National Health Service. Then expand the service to provide health and care from Birth to Death.

  2. Danielle Stone says:

    We need to restore nursing bursaries and develop more accessible career pathways

    1. D A Richards says:

      Sadly bursaries were a disaster, subject to intense political fiddling (and a victim of centralised austerity) that actually led to the current nursing intake staffing crisis. They were also an administrative nightmare for HEIs. We actually need a system that frees up workforce planning from political interference. How about immediate repayment of loan fees once student nurses start work?

  3. Jean Crocker says:

    We need to do all we can to reverse privatisation, in the face of outrageous sums of our money being paid to Serco etc. for services the NHS could have done properly

  4. Lynn Wilde says:

    We have to properly fund our NHS and bring all services back in house so we have a service that is fit for purpose.

  5. Eileen Gibson says:

    We need to protect our NHS from privatisation and outsourcing. We need it nationalised fully, restored to its original aims.

  6. mladbrooke says:

    A high proportion of students don’t get to qualify – I guess they would be saddled with debt? So I think the bursary system might be better – plus a lot more support for NHS students. I think we need more political accountability in the NHS Simon Stevens (of UNITED HEALTH fame) is a hugely powerful unelected bureaucrat.

  7. Penny Eaton says:

    We have to resource the NHS , especially training and recrutiment of staff. We must eliminate private profit from NHS.

  8. Lee Nixon says:

    We are at a watershed. Bevan said the NHS would be there for as long as there are people willing to fight for it. Well, we’re in the biggest fight of our lives and more people need to understand that and step up.

  9. Simon Deville says:

    I would like to enquire what “membership suspended” means. I paid my membership on Saturday and, since the money was taken, this has established a contract. Can you clarify whether I am a member or not, and if not, who has taken my money that was paid on 13/2/21 prior to the notice of “memberships Suspended” was posted?

    1. Punita Goodfellow says:

      Dear Simon,

      Thank you for your email. I can confirm that you are a member.

      Kind regards,


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