Membership – FAQs

People join the British Association for Immediate Care for many reasons, this collection of FAQs gathers together some of the common questions and misapprehensions we are asked.

  • By joining the Association can I become a scheme responder?
  • I want to do a course or attend an Association event, do I get a discount?
  • Do you provide a membership ID card?

By joining the Association can I become a scheme responder?

All of our affiliated schemes are independent charities that recruit according to their specific requirements. Therefore, membership of the Association does not imply the right to respond on behalf of a local scheme.

Each has different requirements depending on their memorandum of understanding with their respective NHS Ambulance Trust. In some cases, schemes are multi-disciplinary whereas in other cases they remain doctor only organisations.  Whichever, recruitment focuses on the requirements of the scheme in terms of geographical and team needs within the details of the MOU.

I want to do a course or an Association event, can I join and get the discount immediately?

Unfortunately, experience has shown that a  few people join using the Association using the monthly direct debit subscription to gain the relevant course or event discount and then leave. Because of this we have had to introduce a caveat to the membership discounts on course and event fees for those paying by direct debit. We require new members using the monthly direct debit option to have been in membership for a year prior to being able to access course or event discounts.

If you are paying your annual subscription in a single payment then you are entitled to the course discounts from the point of joining.

Do you provide a membership ID card?

We do not provide a membership ID card, these are reserved for accredited members.