British Geriatrics Society Improving healthcare for older people

Why join the BGS

Joining the BGS has never been easier: you can sign up online using the links below or call us on 0207 608 1369.

Consultants pay only £203 a year, which includes a subscription to Age and Ageing worth over £400. There are exclusive rates for nurses, trainees and students, and a discount for existing members renewing by Direct Debit. Benefits include:

  • Discounted attendance at all BGS meetings and conferences: most members recoup their annual subscription if they attend just one biannual conference
  • Print and online subscription to Age and Ageing
  • Access to regional and national committees, Special Interest Groups and Sections
  • Network and career development opportunities
  • Input into the Society’s national policy and media voice

Everyone specialising in the healthcare of older people is welcome to join the BGS: doctors, nurses, therapists, AHPs, general practitioners, researchers, scientists, commissioners, NHS managers.


Medical Doctor membership
General Practitioner Membership 
Nurse Membership Therapist Membership

 Membership of the BGS is free for Medical Students, Preceptorship Year Nurses and Foundation Year Doctors

Become a BGS member


Select your current role. 

All rates eligible for a £20 Direct Debit discount following first year of membership. 

BGS membership subscriptions are 
fully tax deductible in the United Kingdom. Receipts and proof of payment should be kept for tax purposes.

Please choose your role from the list below:

UK Based applications

  • Nurse  - including Advanced Nurse Practitioners £50.50 with Journal or £24.50 without Journal July - December 2017
  • Nurse consultant  - £50.50 with Journal or £24.50 without Journal July - December 2017
  • Therapist  - including Advanced Clinical Practitioners £50.50 with Journal or £24.50 without Journal July - December 2017
  • Pharmacist - £50.50 with Journal or £24.50 without Journal July - December 2017
  • Physician Associate  £50.50 with Journal or £24.50 without Journal July - December 2017

Overseas applications

If you have any queries, please email the Membership team or telephone Alma Johnson on 0203 747 6942


BGS 2017 Subscriptions

Membership Subscriptions are pro rata at 50% from July to December

Progressive Membership Categories

Five membership categories/tiers are available to reflect a medical doctors career path. Members of these categories will be upgraded according to their position within their career path.


Category 5

Category 4


Category 3


Category 2


Category 1








  • Core Medical Trainees (CMT)




  • Specialist registrars (STR)
  • Part-time consultants
  • SAS grade 




  • UK consultants
  • Senior lecturers
  • Professors of medicine



£50.50 July - December

£59.50  July - December

£101.50 July - December






*Direct Debit discount rates only available for the second full year of membership
Fixed  Membership Categories 
There are also three fixed, paid membership categories 



If you need any help  
contact the membership officer,
Alma Johnson on 0203 747 6942  
during office hours or e-mail