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Membership

BLS currently offers all members:

Become a valued member - be part of the most dynamic organisation in the UK for Lymphoedema Professionals! BLS currently has over four hundred members. Nurses and Physiotherapists form the major section of the membership along with doctors, Occupational therapists and Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapists. Membership is open to all healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in lymphoedema and its treatment, and to corporations and industrial groups that contribute to the advancement

BLS Membership Fees April 2017 – March 31st, 2018

Please note that a 5% discount will be applied for individuals paying by either BACS or PayPal.
With PayPal, you can use either a debit or credit card and clicking on the Guest button on the PayPal payment screen. Alternatively, if you have a PayPal account please use your account details to make the payment and to be able to access the discounted rates.

Type Details Cost Paypal/BACS Cost Cheque
Individual Membership All Healthcare professionals + Therapists directly involved in the Management of Lymphoedema. £52.38 £55.00
Student Membership Students currently studying full time. £26.19 £27.50
Un-employed Un-employed Health Care professionals. £26.19 £27.50
Band 3 / 4 HCA Health Care Assistants level of membership. £26.19 £27.50
Honorary/ Retired Member Retired healthcare Professional or former retired members of the BLS. FOC N/A
Collective Membership Up to 6 members in same PCT/Organisation. £198.00 N/A
Corporate Membership Corporate and industrial groups that contribute to the development of the society. £1925.00 N/A


BEING A MEMBER OF THE BLS SUPPORTS OPPORTUNITIES TO:  

  • Strengthen your voice as a lymphoedema professional in raising the profile of lymphoedema and working to enhance service provision as part of a professional organisation
  • Apply for the Lymphoedema Research Grant (LRG)
  • Join the BLS committee and shape the future of our organisation
  • Become a Regional Representative for your region
  • Join one of our sub-groups, contribute your knowledge and develop your skills and your CV, e.g. on scientific committee, taking leadership roles or making presentations

BLS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Annual Membership which runs from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018
  • Quarterly Newsletter - BLS News & Views (either hard copy or electronic version)
  • Regular email updates
  • Details of upcoming professional vacancies and courses
  • Entitlement to attend and vote at the Society’s Annual General Meeting
  • £50 discounted fee for the BLS Annual Conference
  • Access to Local Membership Groups with Regional Representatives
  • Directory entry for your service
  • Publicity/tips and resources for your Lymphoedema Awareness Week campaigns and events
  • Access to member’s area of the BLS Website with comprehensive resources and publications
  • A Certificate of Membership with Permission to use the letters MBLS after your name

Now available for download in the member’s area:

  • Tariff Commissioner’s document
  • Cellulitis consensus document
  • 2 sided GP postcard
  • Population Needs & Assessment document
  • Treatment pathway for lymphoedema patients with a BMI equal or greater than 40kg/m2
  • Tariff practitioner’s document
  • Letter to MP’s regarding Lymphoedema Awareness Week campaign
  • Conference flyers
Images
  • Huntleigh Lymph Assist Advert