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 page. 

Also listed under Related Documents, ‘Membership Information’ gives you more details about how we operate the membership scheme.

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.

All BTS members resident in the UK may join ERS for a discounted rate.  You can add ERS membership to your BTS membership application and join both societies at the same time.  Existing BTS members can also add ERS to their BTS membership by clicking here.  

Member Category

Annual Subscription



(without Journal)


  • Medical Students
  • CMT (Core Medical Trainees) years 1 & 2 and Foundation Year 1 and 2 doctors


(with Journal)


  • Specialty Trainees: ST3 ST4 and ST5 grades
  • Nurses and other Health Care Professionals who wish to receive Thorax
  • Retired consultants doing sessional work/still registered to practice with GMC
  • Rate for senior STs on OOPE, OOPR or other leave (maximum 2 years)



  • ST6, ST7 and beyond
  • Consultants, Specialty Doctors
  • Overseas (other than those in HINARI category – Group A (free access)
  • Members from industry, Managers, other


(without Journal)


  • Nurses and other Health Care Professionals

*Please note Doctors and Trainee Doctors must take the journal

Overseas  Low Income Countries



(without Journal)


  • Existing members (minimum of 1 years’ membership) who have retired from medical practice