Our strength is in our membership. Help it grow stronger. Join existing members who benefit from discounts to conferences, newsletters, our leading monthly and quarterly journals, access to grants and more exclusive content.


Benefits of membership include:

  • Discounts to the annual conferences
  • A quarterly newsletter packed full of news and special feature articles
  • A monthly e-newsletter delivered directly to your inbox
  • A monthly copy of the Journal of Medical Ethics
    The Journal of Medical Ethics is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical ethics. The journal seeks to promote ethical reflection and conduct in scientific research and medical practice. It features original, full length articles on ethical aspects of health care, as well as brief reports, responses, editorials, and other relevant material. To ensure international relevance JME has an Editorial Advisory Board from all around the world.
  • A quarterly copy of the Journal of Medical Humanities
    The Journal of Medical Humanities is a leading international journal that reflects the whole field of medical humanities.  The journal aims to encourage a high academic standard for this evolving and developing subject and to enhance professional and public discussion. It features original articles relevant to the delivery of healthcare, the formulation of public health policy, the experience of being ill and of caring for those who are ill, as well as educational case studies, book, film and art reviews, editorials, correspondence, news and notes. To ensure international relevance, the JMH has Editorial Board members from all around the world.
  • The opportunity to apply for grants and awards
  • Access to the member’s area of the IME website
BenefitFull UK £80Concessionary £70Student £12Overseas £80
Monthly e-newsletter
Access to members area website
Discount to annual conference
Subscription to: 1. Journal of Medical Ethics 2. Journal of Medical Humanities
Voting rights

Full UK Membership is £80, although a discount of £10 is offered should you sign up to pay by Direct Debit.

Concessionary Membership, which is available to Foundation Year Doctors is £70, with a discount of £10 should you sign up to pay by Direct Debit.

Student Membership, which does not give access to any printed materials with the newsletter and Journal being made available online, is £12 irrespective of method of payment.

Overseas Membership is £80

Membership is open to anyone interested in furthering the objects of the IME, improving education and debate in medical ethics, and helping to advance the education of medical practitioners and students in the impartial understanding and practice of medical ethics and law to further integrate these disciplines into clinical practice.

Members should also meet at least one of the following criteria:

A person who is registered with the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council or with a regulatory body of a Profession Allied to Medicine, including overseas persons;
A person conducting teaching or research in Medical Ethics, Medical Law or Medical Humanities in a UK or overseas Higher Education Institution;
A person who has retired from either of the above; or
Any other person approved by the Trustees with relevant expertise.
Medical Students

The easiest way to pay your membership fees is by debit/credit card. Membership fees can also be paid by cheque (made payable to Institute of Medical Ethics) or **Direct Debit (**members must have a UK bank account).

To pay by cheque please download the membership form (below) and return it to us by post (Institute of Medical Ethics, Suite 13, Bold Lane, Bold Business Centre, St Helens, WA9 4TX).

To pay by Direct Debit download both the Direct Debit mandate and the membership form (below) and return them to us by post (Institute of Medical Ethics, Suite 13, Bold Business Centre, Bold Lane, St Helens, WA9 4TX).

If you wish to be invoiced for your membership or pay by BACS transfer please contact us ( or 01925 299733).

Membership Application Form 2020

Direct Debit Mandate

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