Full membership


£60 (print and electronic JHI)*
£50 (electronic JHI only)

Full membership is 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 (at least 5 years working in a senior IPC role).

All membership applications will be at the discretion of Council.

*Overseas members - £70 (print and electronic JHI)

Benefits of Full membership

Membership is for 1 year and includes:

  • Subscription to the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI)*
  • Discounted registration rates for conferences, training events and courses
  • Opportunity to apply for generous grants, awards and fellowships
  • Regular member email updates regarding HIS activities and initiatives (to help members to stay up to date and continue their professional development)
  • Full access to the JHI complete archive (when logged in)
  • 10% discount on JHI Open Access publication charges (when corresponding author is a member)
  • Access to members’ only resources, including past conference presentations and member only consultations
  • Opportunities to influence national guidance and policy
  • Opportunities to be involved in HIS Working Parties
  • Full voting rights and eligibility to stand for Council

You can join at any time of the year.

Refund policy

Membership fee refunds for any part of a fiscal year are not allowed under this policy unless a duplicate payment has been made. In such a case, the claimant must provide proof of the double payment. In this circumstance a full refund will be made.