Full membership

How we support our Full members
Trial engagement
Subscription fees
How to apply

Our Full Members represent many established research-based pharmaceutical companies. Membership is open to organisations that supply prescription medicines for human use, manufacture medicines for human use, or hold marketing authorisations for such products and conduct business in the UK.

Also eligible are organisations that are engaged in research and/or development on their own account in the UK with a view to the marketing or licensing to third parties of any resulting medicines for human use or pharmaceutical materials for their preparation.

How we support our Full members

Industry monitoring and communication for members

Full members receive access to key information updates, including:

  • UK environment report – monthly report capturing key industry news and announcements
  • Pricing Environment Update
  • Weekly proactive support on upcoming media issues
  • Members’ Newsflash – weekly update on key industry news
  • Government affairs report – daily political intelligence report
  • Media updates
  • Health Technology Assessment Bulletin – bimonthly report on the latest developments in HTA policy
  • Key updates and publications on the pharmaceutical industry
  • Feedback from meetings and discussions with key stakeholders in Government, the NHS and other groups
  • Briefing papers and policy positions.

Examples of ABPI communications: Newsflash, Environment Report, Government Affairs Report, President’s Report

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.

Company visits

Our Membership Team will arrange a company visit with our Senior Leadership Team, who will tailor their visit to your specific requirements and discuss key priorities and focus of ABPI in relation to your business.

Networks and groups

Our expert networks and groups comprise member companies and ABPI representatives with expertise in a specific area of work. Groups work on the key issues that are affecting the industry. Full members have the opportunity to apply for membership of working groups according to their terms of reference.

In certain cases Members are also able to become observers of a group to gain full insight into activities and group discussions.

Examples of Networks and groups include: Distribution & Supply Group, HTA Taskforce, Corporate Affairs Network, and the Medical Expert Network.

Please contact membership services for more details on +44 (0)20 7747 1426 or email membership@abpi.org.uk.

Access to expertise

Full members receive access to expertise, knowledge and resources within the ABPI on key matters affecting member pharmaceutical businesses in the UK. Through the work of the ABPI members may be involved with external activities along side their ABPI colleagues such as meeting politicians, advisers, stakeholders, and patient organisations from across the UK.

Full members can engage directly with the ABPI team  and other company members to feed back and help shape policy on a wide range of areas.


Full members receive invitations to events designed to update members on topical issues, providing excellent opportunities for networking and sharing members’ views.

Our events include: ABPI Annual Conference, November Member Conference, R&D Conference, regular master classes on hot industry topics and senior level forums and expert networks.

Find out more by following the events programme on our Events site.


We continue to engage members through exclusive access to the ABPI Extranet – the portal for regular and timely communications on ABPI working groups, consultations and discussion forums.


Trial engagement

Trial engagement provides a unique opportunity to access member benefits for a trial period. If you are interested in finding out more about trial engagement and how this could benefit your organisation, please call the membership services team on +44 (0)20 7747 1426 or email membership@abpi.org.uk.

Subscription fees

In return for membership, Full members pay a subscription fee and a levy based on that subscription to the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA). For further details about Full ABPI membership and subscriptions, or to arrange an appointment to discuss membership engagement opportunities and benefits, please contact us directly on membership@abpi.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7747 1426.

How to apply 

To apply for membership, download the Full Member application form (PDF, 397KB). All applications for membership of the ABPI are reviewed by the Board of Management. Further details about the application process can be found on our frequently asked questions page.

It is a condition of membership that members of the ABPI agree to abide by the ABPI Rules of the Constitution (PDF, 181KB).


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