General Affiliate membership

How we support our General Affiliate members
Subscription fees
How to apply

General Affiliate membership is open to organisations with an interest in the pharmaceutical industry that operate in the UK.

Most of our General Affiliate members are suppliers of products and services to the industry, including law firms, management consultants, and recruitment agents.

How we support our General Affiliate members

Industry monitoring and communication for members

General Affiliate members receive access to key information updates including:

  • Members’ Newsflash – weekly update on key industry news
  • UK environment report – monthly report capturing key industry news and announcements
  • Weekly proactive support on upcoming media issues
  • 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 in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Feedback from meetings and discussions with key stakeholders in Government, the NHS and other groups.

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


General Affiliates receive invitations to selective 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, and regular master classes on hot industry topics.

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. General Affiliate members have the opportunity to apply for membership of working groups according to the groups terms of engagement – sometimes numbers have to be limited.

Research Affiliate members are also able to become observers of some groups to track group activities.

Examples of Networks and groups include: Legal Expert Network, Regulatory Expert Network, Corporate Affairs Network.


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.


Subscription fees

For further details about General Affiliate membership, or to arrange an appointment to discuss membership engagement opportunities and benefits, please contact us directly on or +44 (0)20 7747 1414.

How to apply

To apply for membership, download the General Affiliate application form (PDF, 401KB). Please answer all questions and send a signed copy to the address provided on the form.

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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