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Guidelines & Fees

These guidelines contain the membership categories that were approved by the BAD AGM on 3rd July 2017 and supersede all previous versions. 

All new membership applications will be in one of the categories listed.

These guidelines should be studied carefully by the applicant, their proposer and seconder before the application form is completed.

BACKGROUND

The BAD was formed in 1920 and is a professional body of international dermatologists and has a membership of over 1000.

The main objectives of the BAD are to promote for the public benefit the knowledge, practice and teaching of Dermatology and in furtherance of the above object but not otherwise:

  • To stimulate and promote appropriate medical and scientific research and to publish the results of such research.
  • To collect, collate and publish information and to hold conferences, meetings and seminars for the purpose of promoting such object.
  • To publish and disseminate Journals called the British Journal of Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology   for the purpose of promoting such object.
  • To relieve distress by promoting improvements in dermatological care
  • To advise Government, political parties, commissioners, healthcare providers, professional bodies, patients and the public on dermatology
  • To do any and all acts and things which may be necessary, useful, suitable and proper for the furtherance, accomplishment or attainment of the object hereof.

MEMBERSHIP

There are eleven categories of membership.

Voting Members Non-Voting Members
Ordinary Members Career Grade Members
Trainee Members Associate Members
Honorary Members Associate Trainee Members
  GP Members
  Student Members
  Honorary Overseas Members
  Retired Members
  Scientist and Allied Healthcare Professional Members

 

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

All applications have to be supported by an existing Ordinary or Honorary member and seconded by an existing Ordinary or Honorary member of the Association.  All applications must be returned with a CV.

Medical students applying for Student membership will require a single signature from an Ordinary or Honorary member of the BAD confirming that they are undertaking a medical degree at the university specified on their application form.

Applications are considered by the Executive Committee and applicants will be notified shortly after the Executive Meeting.  Application forms should be submitted not less than six weeks before the Executive Committee is due to meet.  Forms received after this date will be submitted to the following Executive meeting.  Executive meetings are held quarterly on the third Thursday in January, April, July and October.

SUBSCRIPTION

Please do not enclose any money with this application.  Membership applications are processed and full details sent once an applicant has been elected for membership by the Executive.

ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP

An Ordinary Member shall be a practising dermatologist, working in the UK, on the Specialist Register for dermatology of the General Medical Council, or Ireland, on the Specialist Register of The Medical Council, whose work is substantially devoted to dermatological practice or research, or an SAS doctor who has been fully committed to secondary care dermatology for a period of at least four years.  

TRAINEE MEMBERSHIP

Trainee membership shall be open to all trainees in dermatology in the United Kingdom and Ireland holding a National Training Number.  When a Trainee Member is appointed to a consultant post or equivalent in the United Kingdom or Ireland he or she will automatically become an Ordinary member and must notify the Honorary Secretary.  Any Trainee Member who does not become a Consultant Dermatologist in the United Kingdom and Ireland but who works elsewhere or in another capacity should notify the Honorary Secretary who will decide to which category of membership, if any, the member shall belong.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Members shall be elected for outstanding professional eminence or service to the Association.  Nominations on the appropriate form accompanied by a citation and a summary of his or her publications or contributions to dermatology should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary.

CAREER GRADE MEMBERSHIP

Career Grade Members shall be a Staff Grade, Specialty Doctor or Associate Specialist in Dermatology who is working and nationally appointed to the SAS Career Grade.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Associate members will be one of three types of doctors:

  1. Specialty doctors including SAS, career grade and other doctors providing dermatology services who spend more than 50% of their working time in dermatology (excluding cosmetic procedures such as fillers or neurotoxin injections) and more than 50% of their working time in the UK.
  2. UK and Irish consultants who are on the specialist register in a specialty other than dermatology, e.g. plastic surgeons, GU physicians, pathologists, oncologists.
  3. Overseas dermatologists in practice outside the United Kingdom and Ireland.

ASSOCIATE TRAINEE MEMBERSHIP

Associate trainee members will be one of four types of doctors

  1. Senior Associate Trainee Members in Dermatology shall be medical doctors in the UK or Republic of Ireland who hold a recognised training post at ST grade or equivalent who are actively seeking an NTN in dermatology (have applied for NTN within last 12 months) or a medical doctor who is a trainee at ST grade or equivalent who is currently conducting dermatology research. If a Senior Associate Trainee is awarded a Dermatology National Training Number he or she will automatically become a Trainee Member and must notify the Honorary Secretary.
  2. CESR Route Trainee Members shall be medical doctors in the UK or Republic of Ireland working as a trainee in dermatology who have an educational supervisor and a current electronic portfolio and are working prospectively to fulfil the requirements of CESR in dermatology.
  3. Senior Associate Trainee Members shall be medical doctors in the UK or Republic of Ireland who hold a recognised medical training post at ST grade or equivalent in a specialty other than dermatology.
  4. Junior Associate Trainee Members shall be medical doctors who hold a recognised medical training post in the UK or Republic or Ireland (e.g. Foundation, CMT or CT (paediatric) doctors whether in dermatology or not).

GP MEMBERSHIP

GP members will be UK or Irish general practitioners (including GPSIs) who spend less than 50% of their working time in dermatology.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Student members will be medical students attending a UK or Irish medical school.

SCIENTIEST AND ALLIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Scientists and allied healthcare professional members will be pharmacists, nurses, clinical psychologists, non-clinical scientists employed by a UK university or the NHS, podiatrists and relevant other non-medics who have a significant practice involving dermatological patients.

HONORARY OVERSEAS MEMBERSHIP

Honorary Overseas Members shall be persons of distinction who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of dermatology in the international field or who have made an outstanding contribution to British Dermatology and who are not normally resident in the United Kingdom or Ireland. Nominations on the appropriate form accompanied by a citation and a summary of his or her publications or contributions to dermatology should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary.  A maximum of five Honorary Overseas Members may be elected each year.

RETIRED MEMBERSHIP

Retired members will be former ordinary or associate members who are no longer in clinical practice.

MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES

Membership privileges include:

  • A quarterly newsletter and events diary
  • A list of available fellowships
  • The British Journal of Dermatology in print and online*
  • Clinical & Experimental Dermatology in print and online*
  • Reduced registration fee at the Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Entitlement to attend all other meetings and activities of the Association
  • Use of the Willan Library and Thesis Library
  • Discounted hire of rooms at Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square
  • Use of members rooms at Fitzroy Square

Members are entitled to view the books in the Willan Library at the Royal College of Physicians which house titles by distinguished dermatologists.  These can be viewed by arrangement with the BAD.  Copies of member’s theses are kept in the committee room at the BAD and these can be viewed by arrangement.

* Exceptions: Retired, Honorary and Honorary Overseas members pay no annual subscription and may receive the journals at a concessionary rate if they so wish.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

2018 RATES

Ordinary Members £325
Trainee Members £65
Honorary Members £0 (£95 to receive the journal)
Associate Members £185
Career Grade Members £185
Associate Trainee Members £65
GP Members £185
Student Members £10
Honorary Overseas Members £0 (£95 to receive the journal)
Retired Members £0 (£80 to receive the journal)
Scientists and Allied Healthcare Professional Members £185

 

 


 

 

 

 

Annual subscriptions are due on the 1st January each year.

New members are reminded that the first initial subscription will need to be paid by card using the online portal and thereafter by direct debit.  If joining after 1st July and back copies of the BJD are not required.  If joining part way through the year, a pro rata rate is charged.

Please note all membership will cease where subscriptions remain unpaid as at 31st March in any year.

UK members are kindly requested to pay subscriptions by direct debit.  The annual subscription will therefore be automatically debited from your account on the 1st January each year and no further action is necessary.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

  1. Direct debit, on the appropriate form (UK members only)
  2. By credit card (MasterCard or Visa).  We do not accept American Express
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