The ABPI is the UK trade body that represents the research-based bio-pharmaceutical industry in the UK. Our members supply 90 per cent of all medicines used by the NHS, and are researching and developing over two-thirds of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome diseases.

The ABPI has a presence in all nations of the UK. For further information on our work in the devolved nations, please go to the individual offices’ pages on My ABPI.

Our members include the large majority of pharmaceutical companies in the UK and we bring together both large and small companies that research and develop prescription medicines.

In total, we have over 150 members: our Full Members represent many established research based pharmaceutical companies, our Research Affiliate Members are involved primarily in pharmaceutical research and development, whilst our General Affiliate members are organisations that work with the pharmaceutical industry in the UK.

Membership benefits

We provide a wide range of services and support for our members. ABPI provides its members with a comprehensive monitoring package and regular updates including:

  • My ABPI - access to our members only extranet
  • Newsflash - weekly members newsletter
  • Monthly environment report
  • Weekly media roundup
  • Daily government affairs reports
  • Daily media monitoring
  • HTA (Health Technology Assessment) bulletin
  • Policy updates and access to a wide range of ABPI publications


The ABPI organises a number of member only events during the year, which offer great networking opportunities with industry colleagues.

We also host two annual conferences: the ABPI Annual Conference and Dinner in April, and the Research & Development Conference in November.


Keep up to date with topical industry issues by attending our wide range of masterclasses.

Senior Level Forums

We offer support to our full members through a range of senior level forums, including: CEO Forum, Smaller Companies’ Forum, Finance Directors’ Forum, and Corporate Affairs Network. These Forums give like-minded people the opportunity to engage in current industry issues and discuss similar challenges and issues they face.

Working groups and expert networks

The ABPI works across a broad range of policy areas from early research right through to the end of a lifecycle of a branded medicine.

We operate a wide range of working groups and standing expert networks to support our work and engage our members. Members have the opportunities to apply for membership of working groups and expert networks or can observe their activities subject to terms of reference of the group. As the ABPI represents member companies of all sizes, it is important to us that members have the flexibility to sign up to the key strategic areas that matter most to that individual company.

Membership categories

We offer three different types of membership: Full membership, Research Affiliate membership, and General Affiliate membership.

Join the ABPI

To apply, please download the appropriate form. Please answer all questions and send a signed copy to the address provided on the form.

Still have questions?

Check out our frequently asked questions about membership for more information about cost, eligibility, and membership renewal.

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