Joining the Society

Why should I join the BSH?

The British Society for Haematology (BSH) has been bringing haematology professionals together since 1960 to transform the care they provide to patients.  Using our experience, knowledge and influence, we aim to advance patient care in haematology and support you in your professional development.

If you are currently training or practising in the field of haematology, you would be joining the UK’s largest multi-disciplinary professional network for the specialty with access to many member-only benefits, including educational resources and member only research and travel grants. 

For more information on membership categories and benefits, visit our membership page.

Which category of membership is right for me?

Our full membership is typically suitable for those working at consultant level and, although we are based in the UK, we welcome applications from overseas haematologists as well (discounted membership is available to those living in LMIC nations).

Still studying?  Then the trainee membership is the right category of membership for you, allowing you to keep up with the latest developments in haematology and receive the British Journal of Haematology.

If you are an Allied Health Professional and do not require access to the British Journal of Haematology, please see our reduced membership categories. Alternatively, if you do desire access to the BJH, you can join as a full or trainee member (dependent on your NHS Band or equivalent).

Do I need someone to support my application for membership?

All applications for membership should be supported by an existing member of the BSH, except for Developing World applications.

If you are unable to locate a BSH member to support your application, a head of department or supervisor can contact us at membership@b-s-h.org.uk to verify their support.

If you are applying for Developing World membership, then you will need to provide a brief copy of your current CV in either Word or PDF format.  This is uploaded to the website during your application.

How can I submit an application for membership?

Once you have decided on the category of membership you wish to apply for, go to our membership application page.

Complete the application form, remembering to check all mandatory fields have been completed, and press ‘submit’. You should then receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

If you do not receive a confirmation email, or if you have further questions regarding your application, please feel free to contact our Membership Team.

I have submitted an application for membership. When can I expect to hear the outcome of my application?

Applications are reviewed after the 15th of each month, so you should know the outcome of the application within 10 working days of the monthly deadline.

If you do not hear the outcome within three weeks of the deadline, please contact our Membership Team.

My application for membership has been approved. What happens next?

Should your application be approved, you will receive an email welcoming you to the BSH, providing you with a membership number and details on how to pay for your annual subscription. Once your payment has been received, your subscription will be activated and you will receive a confirmation email outlining how to access your membership benefits.

Payment and reduced rates

How can I pay for my subscription?

You can choose from the following payment methods:

 

Direct debit

Most of our members use direct debit because of its ease and simplicity. If you have a UK bank account, all you need to do is complete an instruction form using your membership number as the unique reference number.

Credit/debit card

To make a payment by credit or debit card, please use the secure payment link sent with your subscription renewal email and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you require a new payment link to be sent to you, please contact our Membership Team at membership@b-s-h.org.uk and they will be happy to help.

Bank transfer

To make a payment by bank transfer, please quote your membership number and surname as a reference:

Bank:                                                  

Coutts & Co, 440 The Strand, London WC2R 0QS

Account name:

The British Society for Haematology

Account Number:

05501741   

Sort Code:

18 00 02

 

 

Swift code: coutgb22    

Iban: GB18COUT18000205501741
(international transfers only)

 

Cheque

If you would like to pay by cheque, please make your cheque payable to “British Society for Haematology” and post to Membership at the address below, writing your name and postcode on the back.

How do I get a subscription payment receipt for tax purposes?

To receive a tax receipt, please contact our Membership Team and we will be happy to oblige. You should receive your receipt within two working days of your request.

Do you offer a reduced rate for maternity leave?

We offer Members a 50% reduction for one year’s subscription. This reduction is applied to your next subscription payment – if you inform us that you are going on maternity leave in July 2019, then the reduction will apply to your 2020 Membership.

Please note that this reduction cannot be applied retrospectively; we ask that you inform us before or during your maternity leave.

For more information, contact our Membership Team.

Do you offer a reduced rate for retired members?

Yes, for longstanding members who have fully retired from paid employment, we offer Senior membership.

Senior membership is free from any subscription fees and Senior Members receive all of the Society mailings, except for the Journal of British Haematology.

To apply for Senior membership, please contact our Membership Team and they will be happy to help.

Updating your details and preferences

How do I update my contact details?

To update your contact details, log in to your MyBSH and fill out the “Update your contact details” form.

Once the form has been submitted, we will update your membership records accordingly, notifying our publishers as well if you receive a print subscription to the British Journal of Haematology, and then confirm by email that the change has been implemented.

Please note that it can take a little while for the update to cascade through our distributor’s system, so you may receive a few more issues at your old address.

Can I suspend my print BJH deliveries and access it through online only?

If you do not wish to receive the print copies of the Journal, please inform our Membership Team and we will ensure that your delivery of the hardcopy Journal is paused.

Please note that it can take a little while for the change to cascade through our distributor’s system, so you may receive one or two more issues after notifying our team.

You may un-pause your print subscription at any time by notifying the Membership Team and confirming your updated delivery details.

Why can't I access my web account?

If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it with our forgotten password tool.

If you still cannot access your account, it is possible that it has become locked for security purposes - after too many incorrect login attempts your account will lock to ensure the safety of your information. To unlock your account, you can either reset your password or contact our Membership Team (+44 20 7713 2095) and we will unlock your account your account for you.

Cancelling your membership

How can I cancel my membership?

Should you decide that you no longer wish to remain a member of the BSH, please send an email confirming that you would like to cancel your membership to membership@b-s-h.org.uk.

Can I get a refund when I cancel my membership?

For new members, we can provide a full refund to you if you cancel within seven working days of your subscription payment. 

If you wish to cancel more than seven days after your first payment, or if you are a renewing member, please see below.

If your cancellation request is made before 30 April then we can offer you a 50% refund of your subscription.

If your cancellation request is made after 30 April then we cannot offer you a refund.

Refunds will usually be returned to the account from which your payment originally came. In some instances we may require further details to ensure the funds reach you successfully.

If you have any further queries regarding membership, please contact us at membership@b-s-h.org.uk or by phone at +44(0)207 713 2095.