BSPAR Membership Information

Thank you for your interest in joining BSPAR.

The main advantages of BSPAR membership are:

  • Discounted rates to attend main annual autumn BSPAR meeting and other BSPAR meetings
  • You will receive all the e-circulars to keep you informed regarding BSPAR news
  • You will be able to access all the website

To avoid delay in your application you need to do both of the following two steps and read the instructions carefully.

1. Please complete the on line application form. 
An e-mail address must be provided as communication between BSPAR and the membership is limited to e-mail and postal communication has now ceased. The data protection box must be ticked in order for the application to proceed. The link to the online application form is at the end of this page

2. Please print off the standing order mandate. 

Once the application has been submitted your standing order mandate form will be produced and you can print a copy. It will also be e-mailed to the work e-mail address supplied. 

The Standing Order Mandate form must be completed, signed and returned BY POST to the Treasurer of BSPAR at the address below. The current subscription rate is £50 per annum. At the present time we only accept payment by standing order. An initial payment of £50 is due at the time of joining BSPAR and thereafter on 1st January each year. It is the responsibility of BSPAR members to ensure that payment is made on time. If the correct payment is not received by1st April each year, membership will lapse. Please note BSPAR has no authority to cancel or alter a standing order mandate.

What happens next ? 
When your Standing Order mandate has been received by the Treasurer, your application for membership requires the approval of the Executive Committee and will be ratified at following (quarterly) Executive committee meeting. Following approval of your application, you will be informed by e-mail and receive your website user name and password (and this is why we need the on line application completed).  You must update your personal details (in the My Profiles section on the members site) and especially contact details which are essential for you to receive BSPAR news and circulars about meetings and events. 

Overseas Members
Applications from health professionals living overseas are welcomed. Associate membership of BSPAR will be granted following approval by the Executive committee. Associate members will not be eligible to vote in elections but will otherwise have the same privileges as ordinary members of the society. Please fill out the on line application form and in addition send your C.V. to the Treasurer. Following approval of the application by the Executive, a single life time subscription of 100 GBP will be requested. Membership will be granted on receipt of this and the website user name and password will be issued to the email address you have given us on the application form. 

The current Treasurer to whom standing order forms should be sent: 

Dr Daniel Fishman
Hon. Treasurer of BSPAR
c/o Department of Rheumatology
Luton and Dunstable NHS Foundation Trust
Lewsey Road

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