Welcome to the NHS Ham Radio station homepage.
GB1NHS is the UK's National Health Service Radio Communications Station.
The station was licenced for operation by the UK's Communications Regulator Ofcom, on 5th April 2018. The aim of the station is to promote NHS initiatives that improve the health and wellbeing of communities globally.
It does this by using the international Ham Radio platform to raise awareness of public health campaigns, including reducing loneliness and isolation within communities. It also has the capability to support emergency communications, in the event of the loss of traditional platforms, such as telephone land lines, cell phones or the internet.
A truly inclusive communications platform
Ham Radio has the ability to reach the 30% of the worlds population, who do not have access to traditional platforms, such as telephone land lines, cell phones or the internet.
Ham Radio can also support national resilience, by providing emergency communications, in the event of the loss of traditional communications platforms or power outages.
NHS 75th Anniversary Special Event Station
Please join us on the air throughout the year, as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS. Details about times and bands will be available here and on Twitter @GB1NHS. Special event certificates will be issued to all stations worked.
We are incredibly grateful to be for the opportunity to operate from two major events in the near future. Please feel free to come and join us at either event. Contact [email protected] for further information.
Emergency Services Show - National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, 19th to 20th September. Further information Emergency Services Show 2023.
Giant Health Event - The UK's largest, most valuable annual festival of health-tech innovation. London 4th to 5th December.
Further information Giant Health Event 2023.
An introduction to Ham Radio
Information about Ham Radio including how to get your licence, can be found by clicking the Ham Hub UK visual below.