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Full Member

Individuals employed in health or social care with a demonstrable interest in the field of infection prevention and control. £70.00 per annum or £17.50 per quarter (Direct Debit only)

Associate Member

Any individual who is not eligible for full membership. £70.00 per annum or £17.50 per quarter (Direct Debit only)

Retired Member

Those who are not eligible for full or associate membership as they have retired from employment. £20.00 pa
*Please note retired members will receive online access only to the Journal of Infection Prevention.

Pre-registration Student

Students training to become Registered Practitioners. £20.00 pa
*Please note Pre-registration Student members will receive online access only to the Journal of Infection Prevention.

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Institutional Member

Accredited academic institutions, registered societies/charities, state healthcare provider or independent commercial organisation. Price dependant on number of members - see attached application form. Any queries please email

Special Access Membership (SAM)

IPS offers a free Special Access Membership (SAM) for overseas members living and working in countries with limited resources (see SAM online application form for qualifying countries). All applications are vetted, and require supporting documents (digital copy/photo of your driving license or passport, digital copy/photo of proof of address in a resource limited country, and an official letter from your employer (must be in English to allow for verification).

Please click here to view the SAM Terms of Reference

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How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application form and select your method of payment.

Learn more about the benefits of membership of the Infection Prevention Society here.

New members can join IPS by Direct Debit in 2019 and receive 12 months membership for the price of 9 for the first year only*

*New Members Only - payment for 9 months membership will be taken (£52.50pa or 3 payments of £17.50 for full and associate members living in the UK).  If you live outside the UK, to take advantage of this offer you should contact the IPS Membership Secretary on the number listed.

*This offer is not available if you are renewing membership or have taken this offer in the last 3 years

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Paying by Direct Debit

Paying for your IPS membership has never been easier with our online Direct Debit form. Once you have completed our online registration form above ( "Register Online ..." button ), simply click on the Direct Debit link below to set up your IPS membership Direct Debit. It only takes a minute or two, there is no need to post anything, it is securely hosted by Go Cardless, you will receive notification before payments are made, and you can view you payment history online, or cancel your Direct Debit at any time.

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