Currently HCSA accepts membership applications from all post-graduate hospital doctors, including: Foundation Trainees, Core Trainees, SpRs, Staff/Trust Grade, SAS/Associate Specialists and Consultants.

HCSA is nationally recognised by NHS Employers to take part in relevant negotiations over pay, terms and conditions on behalf of all members it represents in England. It is currently pursuing similar agreements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Please note: GPs do not currently qualify for membership.

You will need your GMC/GDC number and bank details in order to be able to complete the joining process

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Why join HCSA? 10 Reasons to Join

1. A personalised approach

At HCSA we see you as an individual and aim to offer a timely personalised, bespoke service. We have a track record of giving expert individual workplace support and guidance through our network of highly experienced National Officers.

2. Dedication to Hospital Doctors and the Hospitals they work in

We’re run by practising doctors working in the hospital environment, experiencing the real issues, first-hand, that affect you. HCSA focuses on the pay, terms and conditions of all grades, and circumstances affecting the quality of care they provide. We are not affiliated or aligned to any political party, and are not distracted by GP matters.

3. Advice and help online or by phone

HCSA members are not alone when they face difficulties – support and advice from our experienced staff is only a click or phone call away. If your case escalates you will receive ongoing personal support from one of our National Officers.

4. National negotiating rights

HCSA members in England are represented at the highest level in all national negotiations affecting pay and terms and conditions of hospital doctors. We are seeking similar agreements in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

5. Better value for money

Membership is from £100 a year for F1-2s, £110 for post-Foundation trainees, and £290 for everyone else.

6. Contract checking

We provide a free contract-checking service to all hospital grades, so you can be sure that you are not being asked to do things you shouldn’t be.

7. Professional negotiators

We understand the value of professional negotiators when in discussion with Government or employers. We employ a skilled team of experienced trade unionists in order to secure the best deal possible for our members, and are Trades Union Congress affiliates. This gives us access to the resources and facilities of the mainstream trade union movement.

8. A campaigning union

We are a campaigning union which takes positions on those issues that are unique to our membership at local level, as well as a stance on wider national policy where this impacts on hospital workforces and services.

9. HCSA Legal Services

Our partnership with external lawyers gives access to preferential rates on personal legal services, including reduced rates on conveyancing, will-writing, tax planning, estates and trusts, and family and matrimonial cases. Members can also access a free personal injury service and a free half-hour legal consultation

10. Deals with HCSA Concierge

All members can access HCSA Concierge, which offers savings and discounts on anything from eating out and shopping to lifestyle and financial services. All offers are backed by a price promise.


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