Membership benefits

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As the leading membership body representing the anaesthesia specialty in the UK, Ireland and further afield, we will support you at every stage of your career as an anaesthetist.

Join the Association of Anaesthetists today and be part of a vibrant community of over 11,000 anaesthetists, who are already benefiting from the following:

  • Access trusted resources for work and study: including the respected international journal Anaesthesia (including App), our popular Guidelines (including App) on patient safety and care, member magazine Anaesthesia News, and for trainees the Trainee Handbook.
  • Free worldwide patient transfer insurance cover of up to £1 million. Find out more.
  • Great continuous education: learn and get new ideas at more than 65 Association events, including flag-ship conferences, webinars, one- to two-day seminars and Core Topics meetings.
  • Log in and learn: watch over 550 lectures filmed at our conferences. Catch up on CPD at your own convenience on the online learning platform Learn@, which is also available as a handy App.
  • Support and representation: the Association's trainee committee work closely with the BMA, RCoA and other related organisations to represent and support anaesthetists.
  • Get involved: as a member you can volunteer and give back to the specialty by joining our various committees and working parties.
  • NEW! Basic TTE Education: members receive huge savings on this distance learning online course, designed to provide a good understanding of Basic Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE). Find out more »
  • Save money: receive the best booking rates at all of our events. Find out more
  • Guidance and information handbooks for trainees and SAS grade doctors
  • Opportunities for grants and awards for research. Find out more


  • As an member you can also request ESA Associate Membership. Benefits of ESA Associate Membership include free online access to three journals; the European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA); the Current Opinion in Critical Care, and the Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology; a free subscription to the ESA e-newsletter (and the digital version of the ESA newsletter), plus discounted registration rates for the Euroanaesthesia Congress The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA)
  • Wiley Publishing members can receive 20% discount on books from Wiley by purchasing books through
  • 30% discount on books from Cambridge University Press. Find out more »
  • Tax relief on your subscriptions and exams: see FAQs for further information. Membership of the Association of Anaesthetists is on the HMRC approval list of professional organisations for tax relief.

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Direct Debit forms

Please download the Direct Debit mandate you require, fill it in and send it to the address listed on the form. We cannot accept Direct Debit forms by email or fax; they need to be sent in by post with your live signature on it.

When making payment for membership, the preferred method of payment is either by Direct Debit or Debit/Credit card.

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For further details contact: AAGBI Membership Department, 21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY
Telephone: 020 7631 8801  Email: