If you are training or practising in the field of haematology, we invite you to join the UK's largest professional network for the specialty.

We are a multidisciplinary society and welcome membership applications from nurses, biomedical and clinical scientists, pharmacists and allied health professionals, and medics.

With almost 60 years of experience, we aim to utilise science and experience to shape professional development and patient care in haematology.

Please read the membership FAQs before making your application.

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Reasons to join the BSH

  • The British Journal of Haematology
  • Educational videos of lectures and sessions
  • Consultations on guidelines in development
  • Engagement with the community

Member benefits matrix

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Key points

Membership applications are reviewed on the 15th of every month by the BSH Board of Trustees. We will notify you within four weeks of the deadline of the success of your application.

If you are a UK taxpayer, our membership subscriptions are tax deductible. You could claim at least 20% of your subscription back. NB: joint membership payments are partially income-tax deductible.

Please note: all applicants residing and working outside the UK must supply a short (<2 pages) CV with their application.

Subscriptions are payable in advance and run annually from 1 January to 31 December. All members receive their annual renewal notice by email or mail in late November/early December.

Membership categories

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Full: £150 annually

Who can apply
Full membership is open to all though typically, members are senior haematology professionals, including consultants, senior lecturers, senior scientists and Allied Health Professionals at band 8b and above.

Benefits of membership
Full members receive all the membership benefits listed above, including access to our renowned journal, the British Journal of Haematology, voting rights in Society elections, eligibility to stand for the Board of Trustees and discounted ACS Certification and HCPC Registration.

Full members are also eligible for discounted full membership with the European Hematology Association through our BSH-EHA Joint Membership.

How to apply
Complete our online application form.

Full (reduced): £75 annually

Who can apply
Established haematology professionals, including:

  • specialty trainees,
  • academic clinical fellows,
  • residents of low- and middle-income countries,
  • specialty doctors,
  • HSST trainees,
  • post-doctoral researchers and scientists, and
  • Allied Health Professionals at band 8a.

Contact our membership team to confirm your eligibility if you work privately or outside the UK.

The reduced membership is also available to those eligible for Associate membership, including students or retired professionals that wish to access the British Journal of Haematology or vote in Society elections.

Benefits of membership
Full (reduced) members receive all the benefits of the list above, including access to our renowned journal, the British Journal of Haematology, voting rights in Society elections, eligibility to stand for the Board of Trustees and discounted ACS Certification and HCPC Registration.

Full (reduced) members are also eligible for discounted Full Membership with the European Hematology Association through our BSH-EHA Joint Membership.

How to apply

Complete our online application form. When completing the form, you will be asked to upload confirmation of your eligibility.

If you are studying or in training, this can be any document that confirms your status and your expected completion of training. Including screenshots of applicable e-portfolios as long as they include your name, the date and the expected training completion date.

You can upload a current contract or payslip if you are in an eligible permanent role or band.

Associate: free

Who can apply

  • undergraduate and full-time post-graduate students
  • foundation doctors
  • core trainees
  • IM trainees
  • STP trainees, and
  • nurses and allied health professionals up to and including Band 7.

Contact our membership team to confirm your eligibility if you work outside the UK.

Our Associate membership is also available to members when they retire to show appreciation for our longstanding members. To take advantage of this, contact our Membership Team on 020 4551 4515 or [email protected].

Benefits of membership
Associates receive most of the benefits listed above, including member updates, discounted registration at our annual conference, access to member-only grants and all educational content.

The following benefits are not available to Associate Members:

  • eligibility to sit on the Board of Trustees
  • access to the British Journal of Haematology
  • discounted ACS Certification and HCPC Registration
  • voting rights in elections and General Meetings

How to apply
Complete our online application form. When completing the form, you will be asked to upload confirmation of your eligibility.

If you are studying or in training, this can be any document that confirms your status and your expected completion of training. Including screenshots of applicable e-portfolios as long as they include your name, the date and the expected training completion date.

You can upload a current contract or payslip if you are in an eligible permanent role or band.

Any questions?

Please give us a call on 020 4551 4515 or email [email protected].

We look forward to welcoming you as a member soon.

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