How To Join

Why join BAPM

Established in 1976, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine is now considered the foremost association for professionals in perinatal care. We are often asked for advice, comment, and opinion. The aim of BAPM is to support newborn babies and their families by providing services that help all those involved in perinatal practice to improve the standards of perinatal care in the British Isles.

BAPM works because our members are involved. We welcome, and strongly encourage our members to participate in BAPM activities. Our members have the opportunity to help shape the delivery of neonatal care

Benefits of Membership

Membership of BAPM offers the opportunity to join a growing community dedicated to improving the standard of Perinatal care in the UK. By joining BAPM, the following benefits are offered:
  • Regular e-bulletins and email updates on news relating to perinatal medicine and BAPM
  • Copies of future publications
  • Complimentary subscription to Infant magazine
  • Access to the members’ only area of the BAPM website
  • Opportunity to join one of BAPM’s working groups
  • Opportunity to join our advisory panel
  • Opportunity to become an officer or representative of BAPM
  • Opportunity to represent BAPM at other meetings/societies
  • Be among the first to hear about our Annual Meetings

Who joins?

Current membership now stands at approximately 900 members. BAPM welcomes applications for membership from all those with an active interest in the field of perinatal care.
Current membership includes people from:

  • Neonatology & Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Fetal & Maternal Medicine
  • Neonatal Nursing / ANNP’s
  • Midwifery
  • Network Management
  • Medical Directors
  • Neonatal Transport Staff
  • Foundation Year Doctors & Trainees
  • Medical Students / Student Nursing
  • Dietitians
  • Physiologists
  • Researchers and Lecturers
  • Parent Representatives

How do I join?

New members are always welcome. To become a member of BAPM simply download and complete the appropriate membership application form.

Prospective members no longer need to have a proposer, just complete and returned an application form.  

Application Forms

What does it Cost?

The annual membership fee is currently £125.00 for medical members, £75.00 for Trainees, £50.00 for non-medical members/retired members, £25.00 for foundation year doctors, and free for medical and nursing students.

Membership fees are collected by direct debit on an annual basis (01 April). Those without a UK bank account are permitted to pay their membership fee by cheque, credit/debit card, or by BACS.

Applications received part-way through the year incur the following charges for the year up to 01 April. PLEASE NOTE: Completed direct debit mandates come into effect the first April after joining. Therefore new members are required to pay their first year’s part year payment either by cheque (submitted with application form) or credit/debit card over the phone (+44 (0)207 092 6086).

Application received
Medical Member
Non-Medical Member
Foundation Year Doctor
Medical/Nursing Student*
01 April – 30 June
01 July – 30 Sep
01 Oct – 31 Dec
01 Jan – 31 Mar

* The free student rate applies only to those on Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery courses, or BSc/BNurs courses. It does not apply to PhD, MSc, or ANNP students.


Please click here for a series of frequently asked questions about BAPM.

Contact BAPM

If you would like to discuss membership further please contact the BAPM office: / 0207 092 6086