Membership Criteria

1. Ordinary Members

These shall be:

  1. Medical graduates who have engaged in the clinical or laboratory practice of haematology over a period of at least three years.
  2. Graduates in medicine or some other faculty recognised for the purpose by the Council of the Society who have maintained a commitment over at least three years in research relevant to haematology; such a commitment may be judged by completion of a higher qualification recognised by Council or by a substantial scientific contribution based on presentation of papers at scientific meetings or publications in scientific journals.

The application must be accompanied by a letter outlining the applicant's contribution to Haematology by the Proposer and Seconder.

For Council to assess applications under Clause i and ii, information should be provided either on the extent of personal involvement in the clinical or laboratory practice of haematology or on the extent of personal contribution to papers, publications, and other aspects of research relevant to haematology.

In exceptional circumstances a person who has made definite contributions to the knowledge of haematology, but who does not possess the above academic qualifications, may be admitted to the Society as an ordinary member.

2. Associate Members

These shall be:

Individuals who are not eligible for ordinary or life membership but have made a significant contribution to the discipline of haematology.

Associate members will receive all correspondence from the Society and will be eligible for travel grants but there will be no voting rights.

3. Associate Nurse Members

These shall be:

Individuals engaged in haematology nursing or the development of this sphere of nursing or specialty who have demonstrated a commitment to and enthusiasm for haematology nursing and have been employed in the field for a minimum of two years.

Associate nurse members will receive all correspondence from the Society and will be eligible for travel grants but there will be no voting rights.

4. Trainee Members

These shall be:

Haematologists in training in clinical and/or laboratory haematology. Trainee membership is available until completion of Fellowship training. Once qualified, If you wish to continue your membership, you will need to apply for ordinary membership by downloading the application form from the website and proceeding as a new member.

Trainee members will receive all correspondence from the Society and will be eligible for travel grants but there will be no voting rights.

Election of Members

Candidates for ordinary and trainee membership of the Society shall be proposed and seconded by ordinary financial members of the Society.

Candidates for associate membership of the Society shall be proposed and seconded by either two ordinary or one ordinary and one associate member.

Candidates for associate nurse membership shall be proposed and seconded by either two ordinary or one ordinary and one associate nurse member.

Any such proposal shall be made upon the application form which will be approved by the Council. After consideration of the applicant's qualifications and interest in the field of haematology he/she may be declared an elected member of the Society by a majority vote of the Council.

See Fees for information on subscription fees and see here for the application form.

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This page last edited: 31 May 2017