Full membership

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Full membership

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 or development or both 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:

  • Weekly update – proactive support for members on upcoming media/environment issues
  • Chief Executive Update
  • Scotland Weekly Update
  • NI Weekly Update
  • Cymru Wales Weekly Briefing
  • Key updates and publications around the pharmaceutical industry in the UK 
  • Feedback from meetings and discussions with key stakeholders in Government, the NHS and other groups
  • Briefing papers and policy positions.

Senior level engagement

We offer support to our Full members through a range of senior level engagements, including: Smaller Companies, HR Directors, Finance Directors, Legal and Corporate Affairs. These groups give like-minded people the opportunity to engage in current industry issues and discuss similar challenges and issues they face.

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.

Board Sponsored Groups and Project Teams

Our board sponsored groups and project teams comprise member companies and ABPI representatives with expertise in a specific area of work. These groups work on the key issues that are affecting the industry. Full members have the opportunity to apply for membership of these groups according to their terms of reference.

Members are also able to join forums and networks to receive regular information.

Please contact membership services for more details on +44 (0)20 7747 1414 or email membership@abpi.org.uk.

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.


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, Reputation Event, regular masterclasses and workshops on hot industry topics, senior level forums and networks.

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

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, complete and return the application form. All applications for membership of the ABPI are reviewed by the ABPI Board. Further details about the application process can be found on our frequently asked questions page.

Before applying for ABPI membership you should have read the Articles of Association and the ABPI Code of Practice.

Last modified: 20 February 2024

Last reviewed: 20 February 2024