Our members form a network of over 1,000 experts working in the prevention and control of healthcare-associated infections. Our membership categories reflect specific career stages and levels of experience.

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Full membership
£60 With print & electronic JHI
£50 With electronic JHI
*Overseas print & electronic JHI - £70
Trainee membership
FREE With electronic JHI
FREE for the duration of training period with electronic JHI
Associate membership
£60 With print & electronic JHI
£50 With electronic JHI
*Overseas print & electronic JHI - £70
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Membership categories and criteria

Full membership

Open to:

 Medically qualified microbiologists and infectious disease physicians; or

 Microbiologists, with qualifications of PhD or FRCPath, working in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infection; or

 Other graduates (for example, infection prevention and control practitioners, antimicrobial pharmacists or clinical scientists) who have demonstrated a consistent and continuing interest in hospital and other healthcare-associated infection, by relevant publication, or by other means.

 Others working in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infection who have a significant level of experience.

All membership applications will be at the discretion of Council.

Associate membership

Open to:

 Anyone working in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infections who does not fulfil the criteria for Full or Trainee membership, who demonstrates commitment to infection, prevention and control, and who has an interest in/working in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infection.

 Following 5 years of continuous membership as an Associate member, and having demonstrated significant and ongoing experience in infection prevention and control, Associate members may transfer to Full membership.

All membership applications will be at the discretion of Council.

Trainee membership

Open to:

 UK and Republic of Ireland trainees for the duration of their training. Trainees are Doctors on a recognised programme of specialty training in the field of microbiology, virology, infectious diseases or undertaking dual training in these disciplines who has not yet been appointed to a consultant or academic equivalent position (with an academic equivalent position being that of senior lecturer, reader or professor).

 Those in core medical training who demonstrate a suitable commitment to infection prevention and control, and who have an interest in/working in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infection.

A Trainee member will receive free membership, and will, for the purposes of HIS, be considered a Full member. At the end of their training the trainee will become a Full member and within six months of receiving their certificate of completion, be required to pay the full annual fee.

All membership applications will be at the discretion of Council.

Emeritus membership

Open to:

Any Full member on retiring from his/her professional position following 5 years of continuous membership as a Full member.

Emeritus members pay £5 per year and do not receive a subscription to Journal of Hospital Infection. To change your membership category to Emeritus email the membership team.

All membership applications will be at the discretion of Council.

Honorary membership

Honorary membership is awarded by Council to an individual in recognition of:

  • their significant and longstanding commitment to infection prevention and control
  • their career in the field of hospital and other healthcare-associated infection
  • a clear connection with the Society
Low income country membership

Open to:

Individuals who qualify for Full or Associate membership, residing in low and lower middle income countries (as classified by the World Bank).

Free Low Income Country membership is by special application only and requires supporting documentation from the applicant and their employer. Benefits of membership are dependent upon whether the member falls into the Full or Associate membership category. Low Income Country members will only receive electronic access to the Journal of Hospital Infection.

If you reside in a qualifying country and would like to apply for Low Income Country membership, please email the membership team.  You will be asked to provide the necessary supporting documentation and then will be advised on how to submit your membership application.

 

 

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