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.

Membership runs from January until December, annually. Memberships begun partway through the year will be charged at the current rate and expire in December. Membership rates are pro rata at 50% from July to December.
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 memberships

Overseas memberships

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


BGS 2017 Subscriptions

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
  • Specialist Registraes and SAS grade 
  • UK consultants
  • Senior lecturers
  • Professors of medicine



£101 p.a Card

£119p.a Card

£203 p.a Card



Direct debit £81 p.a 

Direct debit  £99 p.a

Direct debit £183 p.a 

*Direct Debit discount rates only available for the second year of membership
Fixed  Membership Categories 
There are also three fixed, paid membership categories 
Category 6
Concession with journal
Category 7
Concession without journal
Category 8
Overseas member

Doctors and health care
professionals outside the UK

Card £101 p.a 
Card £49 p.a 
£94 p.a
Direct Debit £81 p.a  
Direct Debit £29 p.a 



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