Aims & Objectives

Principal Aims

The AHC is determined to raise standards of communications practice throughout the NHS and throughout social care and health.

The AHC aims to:

  • Promote professional, proactive communications
  • Influence the national communications agenda
  • Link members so that they can share information and good practice
  • Build awareness and understanding of key communications issues affecting health and social care
  • Represent and support members
  • Encourage open partnership working with other communications networks and relevant organisations.

Our Objectives

  • To raise awareness of the role and importance of communications in health and social care
  • To influence the national communications agenda
  • To improve services for members
  • To increase membership
  • To raise the AHC profile
  • To collaborate with other communications networks and forge new partnerships
  • To sustain long-term financial viability.

Current activities

Our current programme of activity includes:

- An annual conference and communications awards

- A regular quarterly newsletter

- Maintaining the AHC website

- Recruiting members
- Varied training programme at competitive rates