The British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) is the UK's oldest and largest healthcare association, founded in 1917.
Our members - almost 500 companies employing over 17,000 people - make or sell healthcare and assistive technology products that help people live more independently. These range from wheelchairs and scooters to stair lifts, stoma and continence products, seating and positioning products, patient support surfaces, rehabilitation products, prosthetics, orthotics and augmentative communication devices for people with limited speech. Services provided by members range from assessments for the right mobility vehicle to dispensing of prescriptions for stoma and continence products. Our members are organised by sector: find out more about our Sections.
What makes us special is our Code of Practice - the only one in our sector overseen by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). All our members sign up to the Code, demonstrating their commitment to high levels of customer care that go above and beyond their legal obligations, giving customers confidence.