1.1 Members shall be medical practitioners who are concerned with the practice of urological surgery at the time of their election and who continue in urological practice.
1.2 There shall be three classes of voting members who shall be entitled to hold office as Trustees or Council members and to vote at regional and general meetings of the Association:
a) Full Members must be on the Specialist Register in Urology in the UK or Ireland and in active practice in the UK or Ireland. Exceptionally Council may admit surgeons who are on the Specialist Register in another specialty but who have a substantial commitment to urology.
b) Associate Urological Specialist (AUS) Members, those in substantive staff grade, associate specialist and specialty doctor posts. An Associate Urological Specialist member who becomes an officially designated Consultant Urologist shall inform the BAUS office of his/her start date and shall become a Full Member automatically.
c) Trainee Members, who shall be specialty trainees in the United Kingdom and Ireland in posts approved by the Specialist Advisory Committee in Urology leading to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) (i.e. those with a National Training Number) and specialty trainees who are within core surgical training but who have not yet been selected for run-through training. A Trainee member who becomes an officially designated Consultant Urologist in the British Isles shall inform BAUS as soon as he/she is in post and shall become a Full Member automatically.
1.3 There shall be four classes of non-voting member:
a) Associate Members includes:
i) Consultants in the UK and Ireland who are not designated urologists and other doctors engaged in branches of medicine related to urology;
ii) All other UK and overseas trainees who do not hold an NTN, including those in research; and
iii) Those holding clinical assistant and trust grade posts or any other post with a commitment to urology and not covered by the other categories.
b) Overseas Members, who shall be urologists of appropriate standing (ie holding a certificate of completion of specialty training or equivalent) outwith the UK and Ireland who have shown a sympathetic and continuing interest in The British Association of Urological Surgeons or who wish to have a connection with the Association for educational purposes.
c) Senior Members. A Member who has retired from active practice will be eligible to apply for election to Senior Membership. Retirement from active practice will be determined by whether the Member derives any income from any activities related to urology, including medico-legal work. Members will, therefore, be asked to confirm that they pay an annual subscription to a medical defence union and/or the GMC (or other relevant certification body) Senior Members shall pay:
i) a reduced annual subscription and receive the BJU International, BJMSU and BAUS mailings; or
ii) pay no subscription and receive BAUS mailings only.
d) Honorary Members, who shall be persons who have made a distinguished contribution to urology or who have achieved outstanding prominence in a field of medicine related to urology either in the United Kingdom or abroad. They shall pay no annual subscription.