FAQs

Who can become a member?

The British Institute of Radiology is an international membership organisation for everyone working in radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences. So, as long as you are interested in this area, you are welcome to join, whatever your profession.

I am retiring, but still want to stay in touch. Do I have to pay the full fee?

We have a discounted retired membership plan at a cost of £30 per annum for fully retired members.

How do I become a member?

The quickest and easiest way is to join online. Simply click here and follow the instructions online. Alternatively, please give us a call on 020 3668 2220 and we will be happy to help you.

How do I log in to MyBIR?

To log in simply click here, enter the email address used to join/register and then enter your password.

Can I change my password?

Yes, login to your MyBIR portal and click the 'Reset Password' tab in your profile. 

I have a BJR reviewer voucher. How can I use this?

BJR reviewer vouchers can be used towards the cost of a new membership, events or books. Please call us on 020 3668 2220 and have the voucher number ready.

What is the difference between a student and a trainee membership?

Student membership is £1 per annum and open to all UK-based undergraduate students studying full time. Trainee membership is £40 per annum and available to trainees on full or part-time work based UK and Ireland schemes including:

•             Radiology and oncology trainees: Medical graduates undertaking a five-year training course towards FRCR in clinical radiology or clinical oncology.

•             Medical physicists: MSc students or graduates undertaking the IPEM Part 1 or Part 2 training, PhD students or MSc graduates within their first year as a clinical scientist/engineer. Applicants must be residing in the UK and enrolled on a UK-based training scheme.

•             MSc, PhD or DProf students within the first year of graduation of a postgraduate programme.

•             Junior doctors in their foundation years (FY1, FY2). 

How can I pay for my membership?

Payments are made by direct debit. If you are unable to pay by direct debit, please call us to discuss other payment options on 020 3668 2220.

How do I get a receipt for my membership payment?

Receipts can be obtained through your MyBIR portal. Simply log in and click on 'My Transactions' option in your profile.

Will I be informed when my membership is coming to an end?

We will send you reminders as the end of your subscription approaches.

How do I cancel my membership?

If you have paid for your membership using a credit or debit card, simply inform us at membership@bir.org.uk that you would like to cancel. If you have paid by direct debit, please contact us at the above email address or call on 020 3668 2220, so that we can put a stop on the bank instruction.

How much is the membership if I start halfway through the year?

You can join at any time. Your annual membership will start the moment we have accepted your application or received your payment.

I have finished my training/studying. How do I amend my membership grade?

At renewal time, if you have provided us with your correct training end date already, you will automatically be able to upgrade your membership. Please ensure we have the correct dates of your training to ensure this is done at the correct time. Please email us at membership@bir.org.uk or call us on 020 3668 2220 to update your training details.  

 

EVENTS

I want to attend an event. Do I have to join as a member?

Our events are open to members and non-members however our members enjoy savings of up to 45% off.  To book an event as a non-member, you will still be required to register.

What happens if I book onto the wrong event?

We provide a 24 hour cooling off period for bookings, if you cancel within this time you will receive a full refund. For cancellations after the 24 hour period, please see below.

Can I obtain a refund for my booking?

Up to two weeks  before the event

No refunds can be issued. However, transfer of registration fee to a single alternative eligible event* within 12 months of the cancellation can be arranged. (*Subject to availability. The registration fee for the new event must be of equal or higher value)

Less than two weeks before the event

No refunds or transfers can be made at this point

For full details see our cancellation policy

Are my payments to the BIR secure?

We take security very seriously and we use one of the strongest available security systems to protect your data. For more information please see our Education Events Sales and Online Security Policy here.

How will I receive a receipt and confirmation when I book an event?

Receipts can be obtained through your MyBIR portal. Simply log in and click on 'My Transactions' option in your profile. You will receive an automated email confirming your booking.

I have a BJR reviewer voucher. Can I use this against the cost of an event?

Yes. Please call us on 020 3668 2220 and have the voucher number ready.

Can you reserve a space for me and I will pay on arrival?

Regrettably, we cannot reserve/book spaces without taking a payment.

Please note we do not accept payments for event registrations via invoices. For alternative payment methods, please call the Events Team on 020 3668 2228. 

I’ve been on a BIR event. How and when will I get my CPD points?

We will issue a certificate of attendance to each delegate who participates in one of our educational activities. All events will be RCR accredited, where appropriate. After attending the event, you will receive a post-event email where you will be asked to complete the feedback survey. Once completed, your certificate can be found in your MyBIR portal under 'Education' > 'My Events'.

PUBLICATIONS

I am a BIR member, how do I access BJR?

To get access to BJR simply log in to your MyBIR portal. In your portal click on 'Journals' at the top of the screen. This will open another window to our publications site. For further instructions, please click here

How do I submit to BJR?

To submit a manuscript please visit: http://www.editorialmanager.com/bjr/default.aspx

Instructions for authors: https://www.birpublications.org/page/ifa/bjr

How do I redeem a BJR reviewer voucher for a book?

You can use one  voucher per book and you will need to pay for postage and handling. Send your order and payment details to book.sales@bir.org.uk with your voucher details. BJR reviewer vouchers can also be used for events or membership.

 

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