To get full benefit from this site, nuclear medicine practitioners are strongly urged to join the Society. The membership fees are widely acknowledged to represent extremely good value for money, particularly as they include a personal subscription to Nuclear Medicine Communications.
Membership is available to interested individuals from both within and outside the United Kingdom. Those wishing to apply for membership can register here. (Please note that all membership applications must be ratified by the BNMS Membership Committee). Further details may be obtained from the Honorary Secretary.
Direct Debit is the most convenient way to pay your membership subscription. Available to members who hold a UK bank account, Direct Debit ensures that you subscription is continuous, automatically renewing every year. If you wish to pay your membership fees by direct debit, simply download a direct debit form and send it to us with your application form.
CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP
Full Membership of the BNMS is open to suitably qualified medical staff, clinical scientists and technologist (radiographers, medical technical officers) who are making an active contribution to the science, practice, or technology of nuclear medicine. Applicants for Full Membership should be sponsored by two full members of the Society.
The annual subscription for Full Membership is currently £139 U.K. / £180 Overseas*. This includes subscription to the Society's journal, Nuclear Medicine Communications (NMC), and allows a reduced registration fee at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society.
A reduced subscription rate (£114 UK, £155 Overseas*) is available for Full Membership of Junior Member for the following categories of staff:
- Medical staff: Not holding a consultant or equivalent post.
- Clinical Scientist NHS band 7 (or equivalent) or below
- Academic Staff: Band 7 or below
- Pharmacist: NHS Band 7 or below
- Technologist / Radiographers / Nurses: Band 7 or below
*Overseas membership with online NMC only is £139 for regular member and £114 for junior member.
Associate Membership is open to such persons who do not fill the requirements of full membership or who are eligible but not in career grades of employment. Council have the authority to decide whether a person comes within these categories.
The Annual Subscription for Associate Membership is £63 U.K./ Overseas. This includes the Editorial and Newsletter sections of Nuclear Medicine Communications and allows a reduced registration fee at the Annual Meeting of the BNMS.
- Student Membership - FREE on confirmation of Student status
This subscription is available to full-time non-salaried students enrolled on a recognised University Course. BNMS Student Members can enjoy FREE registration to our Annual Scientific Spring Meeting*, enter for the Student Prize, receive BNMS newsletters and access exclusive members only content on the website.
*In return we kindly request that student members attending the annual spring meeting volunteer to assist on site during the meeting for a limited number of hours per day.
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Membership is available for trainees including STPS and those enrolled on a PhD or MD or PG course involving radioisotopes, who are normally resident in the UK or Ireland. Applicants should be enrolled in a recognised higher professional (ST3 and above) training scheme and possess a training number or be a research fellow. Support for membership will be required from a consultant member of the Society along with your national training number and evidence from your supervisor of your status and the end of your training date. On the completion of training you will be upgraded to consultant membership. It is not necessary to complete a new application form or obtain new sponsorship but you must inform the BNMS of your appointment.
By becoming a trainee member of the BNMS for only £54.00 a year, trainees gain full membership benefits including access to all materials in the BNMS members’ area and online access to NMC and a specially reduced registration fee for the BNMS Annual Spring Meeting.
The annual subscription for retired members is £42.00 (U.K. only). They will receive a copy of the NMC newsletter. Retired membership is automatically available to all full members who have recently retired from professional practice, and have been Full Members for 10 years or more.
Please contact the membership officer with details of your retirement date in order to apply for your new renewal at the retired rate.
Honorary Membership is at the discretion of the BNMS Council.