There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Society. In addition to becoming part of a growing network of medical professionals working within critical care, you will receive a number of tangible benefits. These include:
Quarterly Journal of the Intensive Care Society (JICS): a practical, informative journal
Personal accident insurance cover of up to £1,000,000 in the event of death or disability during a patient transfer
Discounted attendance at the Society’s meetings and events
Circulation of the monthly e-newsletter to keep members informed of recent developments in Intensive Care as well as forthcoming meetings, events and opportunities such as grants and prizes and other news
Access to the Linkman scheme – a two way communication channel from the Society to its members and vice versa
Media training opportunities at major meetings
Access to the closed members area of the website (currently in development)
Opportunity to stand for Council, the Society’s Board of Trustees, subject to grade of membership
- Opportunity to join the European Society of Intensive Care at a reduced rate visit the esicm website for further details, or view this information leaflet
- Exclusive discounts from external providers offering ICU related resources and events
The Society actively supports the critical care community in a number of ways, including its work with the Royal Colleges, representation on a number of medical and Government committees, influence at a high level with industry, consideration for nomination by the Society’s Awards Committee.
To apply for membership of the Intensive Care Society please download and print the membership application form.
Apply for membership online
This paper application form should be returned by post to the Intensive Care Society. If you have problems downloading please e-mail your postal address to email@example.com and an application pack will be sent to you.
Applications to join the Society must be sponsored by a current member of the Society. If you would like a list of members in your area please contact the ICS offices. All applications for membership of the Society are considered at a meeting of ICS Council. Council meetings take place in January, March, May, July, September, and November. Whilst your application is pending you may attend ICS meetings at the member's registration rate, all other benefits will be effective from the date of approval by ICS Council.
Why membership subscriptions cannot be linked to Gift Aid
Unfortunately, the Society’s membership subscriptions are not eligible to be part of the Gift Aid scheme. This is due to the level of benefits members are entitled to receive as part of their membership subscription and this exceeds the Gift Aid rules. Please see extract from the HM Revenue and Customs website for further information.
‘Subscriptions for membership of a UK charity can, at the discretion of HMRC Charities, be treated as donations, provided the payment:
• Does no more than secure membership of the charity.
• Does not allow personal use of the charity’s services or facilities.
e.g. youth charity providing various activities as part of its educational objectives would not be providing services of facilities for personal use.
Any other benefits provided by your charity as a consequence of the donation (membership subscription) are subject to Gift Aid benefit rules.’
ICS membership subscriptions are, however, an allowable deduction against income tax. Please see http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/list3/i.htm