JOIN BIOS FOR 20222021-11-30T10:25:06+00:00

BIOS offers a range of membership options to suit all prospective members.

If you are qualified to be a member of BIOS, then we want you to be a member: it’s as simple as that. BIOS is for the whole orthoptic workforce, including orthoptists, orthoptic support staff and technicians and orthoptic students. 

Membership of BIOS is annual and members are required to pay for a full year. New members joining now for 2022, will begin the benefits of membership on 1 January 2022, with their membership running until 31 December 2022. Payment can be made via card or BACs transfer but most of our members prefer to pay in monthly instalments via Direct Debit.

If you have any questions about becoming a member or renewing your membership, please contact our office at bios@orthoptics.org.uk.

Student membership is free of charge to all students on pre-registration orthoptics courses! Once you graduate, we even throw in Full membership at no charge until the end of the calendar year. 

If you’re currently studying on an Orthoptics course in the UK, contact the us for further details bios@orthoptics.org.uk

Select the tab that applies to you:

Full
£369.56 / Year
Insurance
Employment / TU representation
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
BOS TU Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
Academics
£253.48 / Year
Insurance
Employment / TU representation
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
BOS TU Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
Associate
£103.58 / Year
Insurance
Employment / TU representation
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS voting rights
BOSTU voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
First Full Year
£246.20
Insurance
Employment / TU representation
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
BOS TU Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line

Full Members on Maternity, Adoption or Shared Parental Leave are entitled to a reduction in fees while they are on leave (UK – £132.73 / ROI – £91.09). Members must confirm this with the office (bios@orthoptics.org.uk) before they start their period of leave.

Full (RoI only)
£253.48 / Year
Insurance
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
Academics (ROI)
£174.37 / Year
Insurance
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
Associate (ROI)
£71.31 / Year
Insurance
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
Full First Year (ROI)
£169.16
Insurance
Employment advice
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line

Full Members on Maternity, Adoption or Shared Parental Leave are entitled to a reduction in fees while they are on leave (UK – £132.73 / ROI – £91.09). Members must confirm this with the office (bios@orthoptics.org.uk) before they start their period of leave.

Non-practising
£103.58 / Year
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system
BIOS Union Line
Retired
£67.14 / Year
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
BIOS private website
BIOS Union Line
Overseas
£177.49 / Year
Clinical meetings, Conferences, AGM
BIOS Voting rights
IOA membership
OCE membership
BIOS private website
BIOS CPD system

Full Members on Maternity, Adoption or Shared Parental Leave are entitled to a reduction in fees while they are on leave (UK – £132.73 / ROI – £91.09). Members must confirm this with the office (bios@orthoptics.org.uk) before they start their period of leave.

Select the option that applies to you:

WORK IN THE UK
WORK IN ROI OR GIBRALTAR
NON-PRACTISING / RETIRED / OVERSEAS

* Full Members on Maternity, Adoption or Shared Parental Leave are entitled to a reduction in fees while they are on leave (UK – £132.73 / ROI – £91.09). Members must confirm this with the office (bios@orthoptics.org.uk) before they start their period of leave.