become a member

Join the SICS to enjoy a host of benefits

Benefits of membership

  • Reduced rate registration for SICS meetings and access to previous ASM presentations 
  • Personal accident insurance cover of up to £1,000,000 in the event of death or disability during a patient transfer – see opposite for the policy (only if ad hoc and not part of regular job plan)
  • Opportunity to apply for the travel grant, postgraduate bursary and the medical and nursing/AHP award.
  • Reduced joining fee for dual membership with the European Society of ICM and reduced fees for their meetings
  • Eligibility to vote in elections
  • Eligibility to stand for council and sub-committee positions
  • Regular news about events and matters of interest to members
  • Membership of an ever growing and dynamic multidisciplinary network of ICM interested colleagues
  • Representation on key Scottish & UK bodies directing critical care
  • Tax deductible subscription fee

How to join

Thank you for considering becoming a member of The Scottish Intensive Care Society. To join the SICS please click here complete an application form.

The SICS membership database is administrated by the Specialist Society Office of the AAGBI. Once you have submitted your application form you will be taken to a page where you will be able to download a direct debit mandate. Please complete this form, sign (in writing, not electronically), scan and email it to the Specialist Society Office of the AAGBI on Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic the AAGBI office is closed so posted applications will not be received for some time so please email all completed applications.

Following approval by the SICS Membership Secretary and successful set-up of a direct debit your membership will be confirmed with you and you will be able to access all the benefits of SICS membership.

The membership year runs from March until the following February. Annual direct debits are collected in February; please note this is irrespective of the date of joining the Society so please bear this in mind when applying to join the Society.

For all matters relating to membership subscriptions please contact either the AAGBI on email or the SICS Membership Secretary.

How to resign membership: Should you wish to stop your SICS membership, please inform the Membership Secretary and the AAGBI on Be sure also to cancel your direct debit. Unfortunately we cannot refund subscription fees already paid.

Statement from the SICS on Standing Order payments, 6th January 2019

Member’s of the Scottish Intensive Care Society are advised that as of today’s date (6th January 2019), Standing Order is no longer an accepted payment method for membership of the society. The SICS and the AAGBI Specialist Societies team, who maintain our membership, have made major efforts over many years to inform those paying by Standing Order that this should be cancelled and changed to a Direct Debit. 

Member’s who pay their subscription by Standing Order should inform their bank to cancel it. Member’s wishing to continue their membership can visit the how to join page of the website for guidance on setting up a Direct Debit or can contact the AAGBI Specialist Societies team ( for assistance. SICS membership will lapse 3 months from the renewal due date for all those who do not organise payment by an alternative means. Any Standing Order payments received after this date will be used to support the Societies work in line with our constitution “to promote knowledge and practice pertaining to Intensive Care Medicine in Scotland, and to provide a forum for the dissemination of information and the representation of its members”.

The Scottish Intensive Care Society, 6th January 2019


The SICS offers a variety of categories of membership to suit all health professionals working in critical care and related areas. The annual fee is collected by direct debit in February. 

Category    Description Annual fee
Consultant For Consultants who work in critical care. £60
Specialty Doctors and Associate Specialists/Non Consultant Career Grade (SAS/NCCG) For Staff Grade/ Associate Specialist/Specialty Doctors who are no longer in training who work in critical care £60
Nursing/Allied Health Care Professional and other associated professions For all allied health professionals who work in or have an interest in critical care:

•    Clinical nursing
•    Advanced critical care/nurse practitioners
•    Dietetics
•    Pharmacy
•    Physiotherapy
•    Research nursing
•    Clinical Psychologists
•    Speech and Language Therapy
•    Occupational Therapy
•    Paramedics
Trainee For doctors from Foundation year onwards, not including Consultants/NCCGs.  These members will periodically be asked for their projected CCT date to ensure they remain in the correct category £40
Retired For members retired from clinical work who wish to remain in contact with the activities and developments of the Society £25
Honorary For members who have contributed significantly to the advancement of the SICS No fee
Student For students wishing to join the SICS £12