REASONS TO JOIN THE BRITISH BURN ASSOCIATION
The Association is established to promote, for the benefit of the public, study into burn prevention, burn treatment and burn care. By joining you will:
1. Be a part of the burn care community in the UK
2. Receive the Burns Journal online
3. Receive a reduced rate at the BBA Annual Meeting and other educational events such as the Education Day and the Prevention Meeting
4. Special Interest Group Membership, access to meetings and information
5. Receive regular emailings and Newsletters
6. Advertise your meetings, courses and study days to a national audience on the BBA website and via emailings
7. Be eligible to apply for BBA grants and awards
8. Receive automatic membership of the European Burn Association
9. Access the Members Only section of Website including the discussion forum - at www.britishburnassociation.org
10. Be eligible to serve on the BBA Executive Committee and sub-committees and to promote the aims of the Association
The British Burn Association has been approved by the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 to appear in the list of approved bodies for whom annual membership subscriptions qualify for tax relief.
Health care professionals (including Medical, Nursing, Allied Health Professionals, and scientific investigators) and non-medical workers actively engaged by reason of their employment in some aspect of the care of the burnt patient.
As a Professional member you are entitled to receive all mailings, notices and other information issues and have access to the website. You will also have full voting rights (general entitlements), and may be nominated to sit on the Executive Committee.
Persons who would be eligible for professional membership but who reside and work overseas for more than fifty percent of the year.
As an Overseas Member you are entitled to all general entitlements and may vote on Association matters at the Annual General Meeting. However, you cannot be nominated for election to the Executive Committee.
The Association recognises the large amount of work done on behalf of burn survivors and in the work of burn prevention by other charities and philanthropic groups. Associate membership is therefore open to such at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
As an Associate member you are entitled to all general entitlements. However, you may not vote on formal Association business or be elected onto the Executive Committee. Associate members may be invited to serve in a voluntary capacity on Association sub-committees where their particular experience may be of value and may be co-opted onto the Executive Committee on a similar basis but may not vote in either capacity.
Honorary membership of the Association may be awarded by the Executive Committee of the association to persons who:
i. have demonstrated outstanding service to burned patients in accordance with the aims of the Association. Nominations may be made for this membership category by at least two members of the Association. Names may be forwarded to the Executive committee, which will then present its decision for ratification by the Annual General Meeting.
ii. have by invitation given the annual Wallace Memorial Lecture.
Members in this category will no longer be required to pay a subscription but are entitled to all general entitlements and may vote on Association matters but may not be nominated for election to the Executive Committee.
Students studying for their primary degree in health related disciplines, who confirm by application their place of study and graduation date. Their membership will be time limited. On graduation they must reapply as a Professional member.
Student members are entitled to all general entitlements and may vote on Association matters at the Annual General Meeting, but may not be nominated for election to the Executive Committee.
BBA Membership Application
The cost of the British Burn Association Annual Subscription is £75 per annum for doctors and consultant nurses/AHPs; £50 for nurses/AHPs/others; and £30 for students. To join, please download and complete the Membership Application and Direct Debit Forms below. Subscription payment by Direct Debit will commence on 1st January next year. Please forward the forms, together with a cheque made payable to the British Burn Association for your subscription for the current year to: Membership Applications, British Burn Association, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE.
If you have questions, concerns or wish to discuss further options regarding payment of your subscription, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the British Burn Association has been approved by the Commissioners for HM Revenue and Customs under Section 344 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 to appear in the list of approved bodies for whom annual membership subscriptions qualify for tax relief.