When is the BMA subscription year?
The subscription year runs from 1 October to 30 September.
How do I join the BMA?
You can either call one of our advisors on 0300 123 1233 to join over the phone or you can join online:
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What are the subscription rates for BMA membership?
Depending on where you are in your career and whether you are currently working in the UK, BMA membership rates vary. See our subscription rates page to find out more.
I'm retiring from the NHS but still working, what subscriptions rates do I pay?
This will depend on your earnings for the subscription year. Please email [email protected] or call 0300 123 1233 for more details.
How can I change my direct debit from monthly to annual payment, or vice versa?
There is no need to contact your bank, please call one of our advisors on 0300 123 1233 who will be happy to help.
When am I entitled to free life membership?
After being a member for 50 years.
Can you give me advice about claiming back professional fees on my tax return?
Members can claim back an element of their subscription from HMRC.
Visit the HMRC website for more details
As our members have differing incomes we are not qualified to give individual advice and you should contact your accountant or financial adviser should you require further advice.
I am an overseas doctor, can I become a member?
Yes, if you hold qualifications recognised by the UK General Medical Council and-or you are registerable with the appropriate authority where you live. You can contact the GMC for clarification on the qualifications they recognise.
Call the GMC on 0161 923 6602
Visit the GMC website