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Levels of membership

There are eight levels of membership in the BSG:

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Full Membership

Full Membership is intended as recognition of special interest, commitment and experience in any discipline, non-clinical, relevant to gastroenterology.

Application for full membership will be considered from the following groups;

Applicants who hold a consultant or specialist grade 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. 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 signature of a proposer, an existing BSG member.

Clinical applicants who do not hold a consultant or other established hospital post (such as General Practitioners and Clinical Assistants) 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.

Non-clinical applicants and those working in industry should show evidence of their active participation and personal involvement in gastrointestinal research in the UK, usually by publication or presentation at the scientific meetings of the Society. They should have a commitment to the Society and have contributed to gastroenterology. Testimonials from two sponsors who will be BSG members are required.

Cost: £195.00 per annum

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International Membership

International Membership is intended for those living permanently outside the British Isles and working in an established post (or for Full Members resident abroad for more than two years). The same criteria apply as for Full Membership.

Cost:

International £147.00 (includes electronic access to Gut and Frontline Gastroenterology)

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Trainee Membership

Trainee Membership is available for trainees in any discipline relevant to gastroenterology, who are normally resident in the UK or Ireland. Applicants should be enrolled in a recognised higher professional training scheme and possess a Training Number or be a Research Fellow.
For those holding an NTN in gastroenterology, the signature of a proposer is required from a Full Member of the Society. On the completion of training and on obtaining CCT, application should then be made for full membership by writing to the BSG. It is not necessary to complete a new application form or obtain new sponsorship.

Cost: £97.50 per annum

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Non-Clinical Scientist Membership

Non-Clinical Scientist Membership is specifically designed for non-clinical scientists and is intended as recognition of special interest or experience in any nonclinical discipline relevant to gastroenterology. Non-Clinical Scientist Members will be entitled to attend all Society meetings and hold office and vote in the affairs of the Society. The subscription is set at a lower rate than that for Full members but members will not receive the Society journal. Special concessions will be made regarding registration for the annual scientific meeting.

Cost: £50.00 per annum

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Associate Membership

Associate 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 gastrointestinal nurses, dietitians, physiology technicians, nurse consultants 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.

Cost: £50.00 per annum

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Nurse Consultant Membership

Nurse Consultants may either apply for Full or Associate Membership.

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Senior Membership

At age 65, or earlier retirement, Full and International members may choose to transfer to Senior Membership, thus retaining the right to vote but not hold office. If such members wish to receive Gut they will pay the Full membership subscription. If such members do not wish to receive Gut, they will be eligible to receive information about meetings and other activities of the Society at a reduced rate.

Cost: £45.00 per annum

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Honorary Membership

Men and women of distinction who have made outstanding contributions to gastroenterology may be recommended an Honorary Members at the ABM. Nominations will be made to the BSG Secretary and will require the written support of three Full Society members of at least ten years standing. The affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at the ABM shall be necessary for election. Honorary members shall pay no subscription, but shall receive Gut. They shall be entitled to vote but shall not hold office after retirement from active practice.

Cost: None

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