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The Voice For Breast Surgery in the UK
ABS ~ Association of Breast Surgery

Association of Breast Surgery Membership

Membership Benefits

- Discounted registration fee for annual ABS Conference and/or Trainees Meeting

- Free membership for nurses working in Breast Units in the UK or Ireland where there is a full member of the ABS

- Affiliate membership of European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) – fee paying members only

- Free copy of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology (in electronic format) – fee paying members and Affiliate/Senior Retired members if they wish

- Access to online CPD materials

- Opportunity to apply for ABS Fellowships

- Access to members' area of the ABS website

- Information about relevant training courses and conferences

- Information on audits

- Access to guidelines and patient information

 NB: An additional annual fee of £44 is payable for members wishing to receive a paper copy of the EJSO. In order to facilitate these membership benefits the ABS passes the relevant members' addresses to ESSO and the EJSO.


There are six categories of membership:

Full Member:

Professor, Senior Lecturer, Consultant, Associate Specialist, Staff Grade and Breast Physician.

Annual Membership fee: £250.

Associate Member:

Trainee and Clinical Assistant.

Annual Membership fee: £180.

Affiliate Member:

Breast Care Nurse, Researcher and Allied Health Professional.

Annual Membership fee: £53 without EJSO subscription, £106 with EJSO subscription.

Overseas Member:

Appropriate professional living overseas, Members from the Republic of Ireland can choose to join as Overseas members or at the appropriate other membership grade.

Annual Membership fee £106.

Senior Retired Member:
Former member who is now retired from practice.

Annual Membership fee: £53 without EJSO subscription, £106 with EJSO subscription.

Nurse Unit Member:

Consultant Nurse, Breast Care Nurse Specialist, Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Breast Care Nurse.

Annual Membership fee: None.


How to join

To join the Association of Breast Surgery please download the appropriate membership form and return it to the ABS office along with your CV and a completed Direct Debit form. Overseas members without a UK bank account can pay their subscriptions by BACS. Details can be obtained from the ABS office.

The subscription year now runs from the 1st January. The ABS is currently in an interim 6 month subscription period, please see the membership form for further information.

Download the Membership Form.

Download the Breast Unit Nurse Membership Form.

Please contact Jackie Spencer with any queries:

Tel: 020 7869 6853

Fax: 020 7869 6851

E-mail: jackiespencersmith@absgbi.org.uk

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