CIPR & NHS celebrate 70th anniversaries with exclusive offers for comms staff

NHS communicators will benefit from exclusive discounts on CIPR services, after an agreement was reached between the two organisations to commemorate their seventieth anniversaries.

The move entitles NHS employees to a £70.00 discount off the first year of CIPR joining fees. NHS employees will also receive a 10% discount on CIPR Training workshops, with further discounts available for on site in-house training*. 

The NHS was formed in Manchester on 5 July 1948 in what is now known as Trafford General Hospital, five months after the Institute was founded in St Bride's, Fleet Street in London.

Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
We often talk about the drive to professionalism and our aspiration for membership of a professional body to be a prerequisite for employers. This is an important step in that direction for one of the UK’s largest employers on its seventieth anniversary and I hope many of the NHS’s hardworking comms professionals will be inspired to take advantage.
Sarah Hall Chart.PR, FCIPR, CIPR President
Rachel Royall MCIPR, Dip CIPR, Director of Communications, NHS Digital
Over the last 20 years I’ve benefited from professional networks, training, qualifications and I’ve also met some of my closest friends through the CIPR. As a communicator in the public sector it is great to learn from professionals across the broadest spectrum of industries and backgrounds and to bring that learning back into my role as a communicator in the NHS.
Rachel Royall MCIPR, Dip CIPR, Director of Communications, NHS Digital

The CIPR has also published its third Platinum Podcast today, exploring the challenges faced by public sector communicators. The discussion features an interview with Liz Davies MCIPR, Head of Communications at South Tyneside & City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts. Listen here.


About the offer
For new members working in the NHS* there will be a £70.00 discount off the first year joining fees (normally £235.00 + admin fee £55.00 = £290.00). So, a fee for Member Grade (MCIPR) would be £220.00. (Other fees for other grades will apply).

For existing CIPR members working in the NHS* the CIPR will be offering a further 10% discount on CIPR Training Workshops (up to and above member fees). For non-members the CIPR will provide a 10% off non-member fees for CIPR Training Workshops.

For all in-house sessions the CIPR can offer one day courses (* these vary in prices) from £2500.00 + VAT for delivery of CIPR workshops on site. (Further costs will apply to any be-spoking of material).

Terms: All applications for membership must be completed online. The relevant promotional code (NHS70) must be used. This offer can not be used in conjunction with any other offer. *An official NHS email address must be used ( or equivalent must be used when applying for membership and / or CIPR Training. Join today