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Benefits for all members

  • Join a renal community of more than 1000 doctors, scientists and multidisciplinary team members throughout the UK.
  • Add your voice to RA involvement in all aspects of local and national policy relating to clinical practice in nephrology.
  • Contribute to all aspects of local and national policy and activity relevant to training, education and research in renal-related medicine and renal science.
  • Help lead the development of Renal Service delivery, research and quality improvement, and use the supportive infrastructure of the RA to best develop your service.
  • Contribute and respond to NICE Guidance in the areas of CKD, dialysis and transplantation.
  • Use your involvement with the Renal Association as evidence to support appraisal and revalidation.
  • Obtain discounted fees at the annual RA conference, which showcases the best of UK nephrology research and clinical practice.
  • Receive discounted fees for other joint meetings with specialist societies.
  • Receive a discount on the Advanced Nephrology Course.
  • Receive a discount on BMC Nephrology’s article-processing charge.
  • Claim tax relief on the cost of Renal Association membership.
  • Receive monthly e-news bulletins highlighting key issues and future events, and safety updates relating to kidney patient care.
  • Benefit from the RA mentoring scheme for newly appointed consultants.
  • Support the UK Renal Registry as an exemplar of comparative audit and quality improvement.
  • Access a developing repository of patient information and safety alerts

Benefits for Renal Trainees

  • Receive one year of free membership.
  • Access support for your development, including mentorship and guidance through to and after getting a consultant post.
  • Opportunity to be an SpR representative across the breadth of committees working with and getting to know and learn from national leaders.
  • Be involved in the development of guidelines including NICE guidelines.
  • Receive a reduced rate for the RA annual meeting  – an excellent CPD activity and an opportunity to get CV points with abstract submissions.

Additional benefits of BAPN membership

  • Monthly e-bulletin from the BAPN, giving news of patient-care updates, research opportunities and notification of relevant forthcoming meetings.
  • A subsidised annual BAPN Winter meeting.
  • Contribute to the development of guidelines, national policy and research development.
  • Enjoy the support of a small, friendly community .
  • Competitive travel grants for trainees.
  • Additional benefits for Renal Consultants.
  • Support for ACCEA  (national awards).
  • Support for important posts including Regional Speciality Lead, RCP Education and Training committees etc.
  • Opportunity to be involved in Speciality Certificate Examination  question setting.

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