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.
What are the salary thresholds for me to claim a reduced subscription?
Earning less than £11,110 will allow you to claim the salary link A option and earning between £11,110 and £38,380 will allow you to claim the salary link B option.
If you qualify for a reduced subscription, please send an email to [email protected] with your request for a claim form.
Please note that we require a new claim form to be completed each subscription year.
I'm retiring from the NHS but still working, what subscriptions rates do I pay?
This will depend on your gross earnings from all medical practice. 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 advisers on 0300 123 1233 who will be happy to help. You can also login and access the link on the 'My account' page.
When am I entitled to free life membership?
After completion of 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 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 or visit the GMC website