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Levels of membership

There are eight levels of membership in the BSG:

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Full Membership

Applications will be considered from individuals who hold a consultant post in any gastroenterologically-related discipline. The Society seeks evidence of this in publications, scientific presentations (in particular to the Society) and commitment to teaching and training, service development and research. Those who have been appointed to a substantive consultant post and those who are accredited gastroenterologists either with a CCT or on the specialist register need only submit a brief CV and the name of a proposer, an existing BSG consultant member. Consultant members who work part time will qualify for a reduced subscription. Consultant members will receive hard copies of the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
Consultant grade >7PA's £220 £195 GUT & FG Print & electronic access *
Consultant grade ≤7PA's £155 £137 GUT & FG Print & electronic access *

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International Membership

International Membership is intended for those medically qualified doctors and consultants (or equivalent) living permanently outside the British Isles and working in an established post (or for Consultant members resident abroad for more than two years). The same criteria apply as for Consultant Members. International members will have electronic access to the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
International £147 N/A GUT & FG electronic access

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Trainee Membership

Membership is available for doctors in training in any discipline relevant to gastroenterology, 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. A proposal for membership will be required from a consultant member of the Society. On the completion of training and on obtaining CCT membership will need to be upgraded to consultant membership. It is not necessary to complete a new application form or obtain new sponsorship but you must inform the BSG of your appointment. Trainee members will receive hard copies of the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
Trainee ST3 + £110 £97.50 GUT & FG Print & electronic access *

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Medically Qualified Non-Consultant Career Grade Member (SAS Doctors)

Applications will be considered from individuals who are medically qualified but do not hold a consultant or other established hospital post should demonstrate a major interest in, and commitment to, gastroenterology in their work. Applications for membership must be supported by a BSG member. Sponsors should draw attention to the particular contribution and experience of the candidate in the practice of some aspects of gastroenterology. Medically Qualified NCCG’s Career Grade members (SAS Doctors) will receive hard copies of the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
Medically Qualified NCCG £110 £97.50 GUT & FG Print & electronic access *

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General Practitioner Member

Applications will be considered from individuals who are medically qualified but do not hold a consultant or other established hospital post should demonstrate a major interest in, and commitment to, gastroenterology in their work. Applications for membership must be supported by a BSG member. Sponsors should draw attention to the particular contribution and experience of the candidate in the practice of some aspects of gastroenterology. GP members will receive hard copies of the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
GP's £110 £97.50 GUT & FG Print & electronic access *

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Nurse Member

Nurse membership is intended for those who have a long-term commitment to some aspect of gastrointestinal nursing practice or research, but who are ineligible for other forms of membership. It is accordingly appropriate for gastrointestinal nurses, nurse consultants and other non-medically qualified nursing or healthcare assistant roles. Intending nurse members should have been in a relevant post for at least one year, and their commitment should be demonstrated by regular sessional contributions to gastrointestinal practice or research amounting to a least two and a half days per week. The subscription is set at a lower rate than that for medically qualified members but this membership category will receive online access to GUT and Frontline Gastroenterology. Special concessions will be made regarding registration for the annual scientific meeting. Nurse Members will have electronic access to the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
Nurses above band 5 £60 £50 GUT & FG electronic access
Nurses and AHPs Band 5 or less £30 £20 FG electronic access

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AHP & Scientist Members

Membership is intended for those who have a long-term commitment to some aspect of gastrointestinal practice or research, but who are ineligible for other forms of membership. It is accordingly appropriate for a range of Allied Health Professionals and clinical and non-clinical scientists (dietitians, physiology technicians, radiographers and other non-medically qualified individuals. Intending associate members should have been in a relevant post for at least one year, and their commitment should be demonstrated by regular sessional contributions to gastrointestinal practice or research amounting to a least two and a half days per week. The subscription is set at a lower rate than that for medically qualified members but members will receive online access to GUT and Frontline Gastroenterology. Special concessions will be made regarding registration for the annual scientific meeting. AHP & Scientist Members will have electronic access to the journals.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
AHPs above band 5 (Dieticians, Radiographers) £60 £50 GUT & FG electronic access
Nurses and AHPs Band 5 or less £30 £20 FG electronic access

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Senior Membership

Members no longer in active practice may choose to transfer to senior membership, thus retaining the right to vote but not hold office. If such members wish to receive paper journals they will pay the higher membership subscription.

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
Senior £60 £50 GUT & FG electronic access

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Honorary Membership

Men and women of distinction who have made outstanding contributions to gastroenterology may be recommended honorary membership at the AGM. Nominations will be made to the BSG President and will require the support of Society members of at least ten years' standing. The affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at the AGM shall be necessary for election. Honorary members shall pay no subscription, but shall be able to access the online version of journals. They shall be entitled to vote but shall not hold office after retirement from active practice.

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BSG Taster Membership

BSG's Taster membership scheme.

This category of membership aims to promote the speciality of gastroenterology to aspiring medical, nursing or scientific students and junior doctors in training (below ST3) to give them a taste of membership of our professional Society before committing to full trainee membership. All undergraduate medical students, including those doing intercalated studies; Foundation year doctors and all core medical Trainees up to ST3. Members will have access to relevant material that will support a future career in the practice of a gastroenterology-related discipline. Substantially reduced conference registration rates are available for BSG scientific meetings.

To Apply

Please go to the following link; https://members.bsg.org.uk/mybsg

Membership type Membership fee Reduction if pay by direct debit Journal Entitlement
Taster (Clinical & Non clinical students, trainees below ST3 and nurse students) £20 £15 None

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*members may wish to opt out of receiving print copies of the journals