Join the British Geriatrics Society

Our membership is truly multidisciplinary. It includes consultant geriatricians, nurses, GPs, old age psychiatrists, allied healthcare professionals, and researchers. All healthcare professionals specialising in the healthcare of older people are welcome to join.

Our membership year is from January until December; if you join part way through the year, for example in March, you will pay the annual fee and your membership will expire on 31st December.

The British Geriatrics Society is the association for professionals working in the healthcare of older people across the UK. We are the only society in the UK offering expertise in the health care of older people, and providing a national voice for specialists working in this field. 

  • Joining the BGS gives you access to a range of professional support and benefits, including:
  • Discounted fees for BGS events (saving up to £205 for a single conference in 2018, compared to non-members).
  • Accreditation for CPD (continuing professional development) at many of our events.
  • Print and online subscriptions to our scientific journal Age & Ageing (available with most membership categories).
  • The chance to network with other specialists and experts in the care of older people.
  • Membership of various Special Interest Groups within the society that focus on specific conditions, at no extra cost.
  • Access to best practice guidance on topics such as diagnosing and treating frailty or commissioning services for care homes.
  • A regular newsletter, e-bulletin and blog to keep you updated on the latest news and events.

Many of our members are hospital consultants specialising in the care of older people, but you don't have to be a doctor to join.

If you are a nurse, old age psychiatrist, advanced clinical practitioner, allied healthcare professional or GP with an interest in the healthcare of older people, you are welcome to join.

Membership is free for undergraduate medical students, student AHPs, student nurses and Foundation Year Doctors.

Please click here to read more about our terms of membership and FAQs.

Membership Rates

See our membership categories and rates in the table below

Specialist Medical Rate - Category A
Category A Fee in January - December 2019 Direct Debit rate  

Student / Foundation Year

Members in this category must be undergraduate students based in the UK,
at a UK medical school or a UK based foundation year doctor.
Postgraduate students are not included.

£0  
  • Medical student Yr 1-5
  • Foundation Year 1 - 2
  • Academic Foundation Year 1 - 2
CMT £105 £85
  • Clinical Fellow
  • Core Medical Trainee 1/ ST1
  • Core Medical Trainee 2/ ST2
  • SHO
Registrar/ Specialty Doctor £125 £105
  • Specialist Registrar
  • SpR Geriatric Medicine
  • Clinical Fellow
  • Clinical Lecturer
  • SAS Grade
  • Specialty Doctor
Consultant/ Senior Medic £215 £195
  • Consultant
  • Professor
  • Medical Director
Healthcare Professional Rate (including Retired Members) - Category B
Category B Fee in January - December 2019 Direct Debit rate  

Student

Members in this category must be undergraduate students based in the UK,
at a UK medical school or a UK based foundation year doctor.
Postgraduate students are not included.

£0 £0
  • Student Nurse Yr 1- 3
  • Student AHP Yr 1- 3
  • Preceptorship Year for Nurse/AHP – 1 year

GPs, Nurses & AHPs Standard Benefits

Without Journal

£50 £30
  • Advance Clinical Practitioners
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Manager
  • General Practitioner (GP)
  • GP Practice Manager
  • GP Trainee
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • OT - Dietitian
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician Associate
  • Physiotherapist
  • Retired
  • Scientist: Non Medic
  • Speech and Language Therapist

GPs, Nurses & AHPs Enhanced Benefits

With Journal

£105 £85
  • Advance Clinical Practitioners
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Manager
  • General Practitioner (GP)
  • GP Practice Manager
  • GP Trainee
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • OT - Dietitian
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician Associate
  • Physiotherapist
  • Retired
  • Scientist: Non Medic
  • Speech and Language Therapist
International Rate - Category C
Category C Fee for January - December 2019  
Overseas Members £100
  • All overseas members (Outside of the UK)