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Why Join ENT UK?

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Join a unique community, passionate about the speciality, and benefit from exclusive access to events, training, resources and opportunities designed to help us improve the care we offer patients.  

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What can you expect as a member of ENT UK? 

Our membership benefits include the following:

  • Training and education: As a member, ENT UK will support your career development, providing opportunities for continuing education, training and research. You will have access to the many courses and educational resources we offer, oversee or support, from e-learning and webinars to Emergency Skills Courses (ESC) – often at a discount.

  • Events: You will get discounted access to all ENT UK events, from BACO (the UK’s pre-eminent ENT-related academic conference) to subspecialty meetings and courses. We run a busy calendar of events throughout the year, so you will have plenty to choose from!
  • Community: You will be part of the largest ENT-related professional membership association in the country, with free access to more than a dozen subspecialty groups. You will have the opportunity to participate in a unique community driving development in ENT, in the UK and across the world.
  • Insurance: ENT UK has arranged for Howden Insurance Brokers Ltd. to provide a tailored Medical Indemnity Insurance scheme to our members, ensuring that you will have access to suitable, up-to-date indemnity cover and protection.
  • Support: ENT UK will offer you Clinical Excellence Awards application support if wished.
  • Fellowships and grants: Members can access a variety of special fellowships and grants designed to support research, develop educational resources and further careers. You can read more here.
  • e-lefENT: You will have free access to e-lefENT, our highly sought e-learning platform.
  • Journal: You will have full access to the electronic Clinical Otolaryngology journal, published by our partners at Wiley.
  • Communications: Through our newsletters and membership communications you will be the first to hear the latest news affecting the profession, from new guidance and upcoming opportunities to research projects and changes to regulation.
  • Opportunities: Roles are available throughout the association to help us further our mission. You will have frequent opportunities to participate in the work we undertake, to play a crucial role alongside experienced and esteemed colleagues as we collaborate to drive our specialty forward.

Excellence and representation

Your support also enables us to develop high-quality patient information and clinical guidelines which are freely shared and publicised, benefiting patient care in the UK and beyond. Never has this been more important than during the pandemic, when ENT UK was instrumental in providing an early spotlight on Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE) availability and an ongoing focus on Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs).

ENT is a small speciality but by working together can have a powerful voice for the benefit of all. Our guidelines emphasising the need for early recognition of anosmia as a symptom of COVID-19 made headline news globally and changed government guidance. Join today and add your voice to our association.


Membership categories

Standard (available for application)

  • Student and Foundation Doctors (SFO): Student and Foundation Year membership is open to medical undergraduates with an interest in otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery. SFO members have the same rights as full members, except for the right to vote or stand for election as an officer of ENT UK.
  • Trainee members: Trainee members must be registered medical practitioners in training grade categories ST1-ST3, ST4-ST6 or ST7-ST8 or equivalent (pre-consultant or pre-SAS) for otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery or audiological medicine. Trainee members have the same rights as any full member, except for the right to stand for election as an officer of ENT UK.

  • Specialty and Associate Specialists (SAS): SAS members must be Specialty and Associate Specialists practising otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery or audiological medicine in a non-training grade. 
  • Young Consultant (YCOHNS): Young consultant members must be full consultants practising otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery or audiological medicine in a non-training grade for less than five years.
  • Consultant: Consultant members must be full consultants practising otorhinolaryngology-head and neck surgery or audiological medicine in a non-training grade.
  • Retired: Retired members must be full members who have retired from all clinical practice, including private work and legal work. Retired members have the same rights as any full member, except for the right to stand for election as an officer of ENT UK.  
  • Allied Professional: Allied professional membership is open to qualified professionals working in disciplines related to otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, such as nurses, audiologists and GP specialty practitioners. Allied professional members have the same rights as full members, except for the right to vote or stand for election as an officer of ENT UK.
  • International members: International membership is open to registered medical practitioners resident and practising overseas. International members have the same rights as full members, except for the right to vote or stand for election as an officer of ENT UK.

Extra (not available for application)

  • Lay members: Lay membership includes lay trustees, members or chairs of committees (for example, the Finance Committee) or lay advisors. Lay trustees are appointed by the Board of Trustees, as are lay committee members or chairs or lay advisors. Lay members are entitled to attend general meetings are not entitled to vote. Lay advisors attend meetings of the Board of Trustees but have no voting rights. Lay members pay no subscription but receive the affiliated journals, website member access and online newsletter.

  • Honorary members: Honorary membership may be awarded to colleagues on merit of distinguished achievement in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery or related fields. Honorary members are not required to pay a subscription to ENT UK and have the same rights as any full member, except for the right to vote. Any ENT UK member can nominate colleagues for election as an honorary member. Nominations are reviewed and approved by the trustees and reported at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

  • Life members: This category of membership is now closed to new applications. The category consists of members who have retired from active practice and elected to become life members on payment of two annual subscriptions at the rate in force at the time of retirement. Life members have the same rights as any full member, except for the right to stand for election as an officer of ENT UK. 

 


 

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