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We welcome applications for membership from all who work in respiratory healthcare in all settings in medicine and other professions who share our ambition to improve standards of care for people with respiratory diseases and to support those who provide that care.

Member benefits include:

  • Access to our highly regarded journal, Thorax (some categories of membership only)
  • Excellent delegate discounts to our short courses and annual Summer and Winter Meetings
  • Free access to BTS e-Learning modules
  • UK based BTS members receive a heavily discounted membership rate for the European Respiratory Society, and full access to ERS member benefits
  • The opportunity to become involved in our work via an annual call for volunteers to stand for election for one of our Committees, Specialist Advisory Groups or Guideline Groups
  • Discounted author submission fee for papers accepted by BMJ Open Respiratory Research

Members pay a 12 month subscription which is renewable on the anniversary of the joining date. Join before 1 April to qualify for the members rate at the Summer Meeting, and before 1 October to qualify for the members rate at the Winter Meeting.

The category for International members in countries outside of the UK and on the WHO Hinari Initiative (Group A) as low income, is under review and we regret that we are unable to process any new applications for this category at present.

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.

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We are in the process of changing the membership scheme. Table 1 shows the categories and eligibility criteria for applications received up to and including 6 May 2019. Table 2 (shown below Table 1) shows the categories and eligibility criteria for applications received on or after 7 May 2019. All members will transfer to their new category on 7 May 2019, and the subscriptions for the new categories will be applied upon renewal.

Table 1: Membership categories and eligibility criteria for new members - valid until 6 May 2019

Member Category

Standard Rate
Credit/Debit card

Discounted Rate 
Direct Debit

Eligibility
Full £270 £250
  • ST6, ST7 and beyond
  • Consultants, locum consultants, SAS doctors, specialty doctors
  • Integrated care doctors, GPs
  • Industry professionals, managers
  • International members (applies to any country outside of the UK not listed on the WHO Hinari Initiative - Group A)
Concession (with Journal) £170 £150
  • Specialty trainees: ST3, ST4 & ST5 grades
  • Specialty trainees on OOPE, OOPR or other leave
  • Nurses and other health care professionals who wish to take the Journal
  • Retired consultants doing sessional work/ still registered to practice with GMC
  • Retired consultants who wish to receive the journal
Concession (without Journal) £70 £50
  • Nurses and other health care professionals including members of BALR who do not wish to take the journal

Please note doctors and trainee doctors must take the Journal

Pre-specialist (without Journal) £40 £20
  • Medical Students
  • CMT (Core Medical Trainees) years 1 & 2 and Foundation Year 1 & 2 doctors
Retired (without Journal) Free Free
  • Any member who has fully retired from clinical practice and has held membership in another category for a minimum of 1 year preceding the request for retired membership

 

Table 2: Membership categories and eligibility criteria for new members - valid from 7 May 2019

Member Category Standard Rate
Credit/Debit card
Discounted Rate 
Direct Debit
Eligibility

Category A

(includes Thorax)

£270 £250
  • Consultants, locum consultants, SAS doctors, specialty doctors
  • Integrated care doctors, GPDs
  • Industry professionals, managers
  • Retired consultants doing sessional work and are still registered to practice with GMC
  • Retired consultants who wish to receive the Journal
  • International members

Category B

(includes Thorax)

£170 £150
  • Specialty trainees
  • Specialty trainees on OOPE, OOPR or other leave
  • Nurses and other health care professionals who wish to take the Journal
  • Lecturers and clinical fellows (not consultants or who have completed their CCT)

Category C

(does not include Thorax)

£70 £50
  • Core medical trainees (CMT), and foundation year 1 and 2 doctors
  • Nurses and other health care professionals including members of BALR who do not wish to take the journal
  • Medical students studying to become qualified doctors

Please note, doctors and trainee doctors must take the Journal and so do not qualify for Category C

Category D

(does not include Thorax)

Free Free
  • Any member who has fully retired from clinical practice and has held membership in another category for a minimum of 1 year immediately preceding the request for retired membership

 

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