The House of PMO and the Healthcare Project and Change Association (HPCA) launched their new partnership in October 2023 which will provide PMO professionals working in the NHS today with a PMO network and community to support their professional development and help promote PMO as a change profession across the NHS.

HPCA, the professional association for project, programme, portfolio and change management practitioners working in the NHS today have partnered with the House of PMO to provide NHS-based PMO practitioners with all the benefits from the House of PMO membership.

PMO practitioners will have access a wide range of career-enhancing opportunities such as training and development, events, career resources and access to a dedicated NHS PMO network and community of practice.

Anyone working in PMO within the NHS can become part of the PMO network – through HPCA membership or House of PMO membership.


For Individuals

You can become a part of your NHS PMO network in many different ways.

As an individual, you can join the House of PMO as a member and receive an NHS employee discount! You can see via the table below what that includes.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to HPCA to receive updates and newsletters with information about the profession, the latest insights, dates for all their events, and useful information from the HPCA

Organisation Level Membership

There are a number of different ways your organisation can become a part of the NHS PMO network.

If your organisation is a member of the HPCA, as an additional benefit you may be able to access corporate membership to the House of PMO.

A limited number of House of PMO corporate memberships will be assigned based on your organisation, Trust, or ICS’s HPCA membership.


Who are HPCA?

The HPCA was established in 2022, building on the NHS Project Futures community of practice which was established in 2017.

HPCA are the Healthcare Project and Change Association – focused on creating new futures in the NHS and health and care (Health and Care because ICS and ICB’s are the way of the future which integrate across NHS and social care) for project, programme, portfolio and change management practitioners.


HPCA supports the development and upskilling of the project and change community in the NHS and health and care. It achieves this through capability frameworks; conferences, workshops, apprenticeship schemes, webinars, podcasts, and learning and development opportunities.

 “With the launch of the HPCA we will be at the forefront of a movement to ensure that we as project and change professionals are recognised as being key to the restoration, recovery and sustainability of our NHS”.

Gareth Nicholls, Head of Programme Management Office, University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Who are House of PMO?


Established in 2013, the House of PMO was launched to provide a home for PMO practitioners to help develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession.


The House of PMO is a professional body which provides guidance and support through the creation of standards, generating resources, hosting events and conferences, condusting studies and research, providing a platform to talk and exchange, creating training opportunities and publishing content and works.

The House of PMO supports anyone working in PMO today.

 “With the backing of the PMO community, we’re confident that we can realise the vision of seeing the PMO becoming a recognised profession.”

Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden, Co-Founders

Ready to Join Your NHS PMO Network?

Join HPCA Today

It’s easy to get started, visit the HPCA website today and join up as an individual or get in touch directly with HPCA to start your organisation membership

Join the House of PMO

Extend your membership with HPCA and become a member of the House of PMO. The House of PMO offers individal and organisation membership, find out more about getting started

How do I receive the discount on the House of PMO membership?

If you’re working in the NHS today and have a NHS email, your membership will be automatically discounted when you purchase your membership.

How do I become a member of the House of PMO?

Just head over to the Membership sign up page and choose which level of membership you would prefer. Follow the instructions and complete your purchase. Your discount is automatically generated based on your NHS email address.

I’m already a member of the House of PMO and work for the NHS, how can I claim my discount?

When your current subscription comes to an end (House of PMO memberships run on an annual basis) just sign up for your new subscription using your NHS email address and the discount will be automatically applied.

How do I become a member of the HPCA?

Individuals working in health and care today can become ‘subscribers’ of the HPCA. The benefits of becoming a ‘subscriber’ are listed above. Head over to the HPCA website and subscribe today.

You can become a ‘member’ of HPCA if your NHS organisation is a member.

How do I find out if my NHS organisation is already a member of the House of PMO?

Just get in touch with the House of PMO contact page and we’ll be happy to help.

How do I find out if my NHS organisation is already a member of the HPCA?

Just get in touch with the HPCA and we’ll be happy to assist you.