Join BTS

Why become a member of the British Thoracic Society?

BTS members breathe life into our work. Around 13% of members in the UK are actively engaged in activity within BTS in any year. We welcome applications for membership from all who work in respiratory healthcare in all healthcare settings in medicine and related professions. We hope that you want to join us because you want to make a difference to the quality of care and the patient experience for all those who have respiratory conditions.  When you join you will also have access to a range of member benefits and opportunities. Why not read more about these?

Membership of the Society is not open to persons who are or have been full, or part-time, employees of, or paid consultants to, the tobacco industry, at any time during the previous 10 years. 

We look forward to welcoming you as a member. Thank you for your interest.  

Member Benefits

Find out how being a BTS member can help your professional development and support our goal for better lung health for all. Join by 1 April to qualify for the members’ rate at the Summer Meeting, and by 1 September to qualify for the members’ rate at the Winter Meeting. We offer many benefits of membership: Thorax Our...

Eligibility and Fees

See what membership category you are eligible for and how much it costs. The different membership categories and subscription rates are shown in the table below.  Pro-rata payment rates apply if you join part-way through the membership year and details can be found under ‘Related Documents’ on the right-hand side of this...

Join now

As our membership year starts in July 2018 we recommend that you return to the BTS website to join then, because we will not be processing any more applications until that time.  Please email if you have any queries concerning BTS membership.