* Networking Opportunities - access to a professional Board of Directors with over 160 years experience in all sectors
* Special advisory network including legal, HR, marketing and research
* Website containing information, guidance and links to useful resources
* Facebook and LinkedIn groups
* Easy access to Unite and Brett & Randall for union representation and professional indemnity insurance
* OH Today - members newsletter 6 times per year on available on website
* Monthly E-bulletin from your regional director
* Various events each year, including our Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture, with speakers and refreshments
* Regional Workshops/Study Days
Membership of the AOHNP is renewable annually with reminders being issued two months prior to the membership expiry date. The first reminder will be issued by post. In an attempt to streamline circulation of membership papers, keep costs down and be environmentally, the 2nd and 3rd reminders will be sent by email. Would members please ensure that your email details are updated as necessary with the Administrator.
Payment of membership fees can be by cheque, credit/debit card or by standing order of £5.50 per month where full membership is requested.
The Board of AOHNP (UK) were pleased to announce the following loyalty benefit - All members will receive a triennial discount on their membership of 10% from 1 October 2009, either as a reduction in the renewal fee or a cheque refund for those who pay by standing order.
A Director's introductory discount and Event discount will also be introduced to encourage membership.
Full Membership Only nurses holding a current NMC pin are entitled to full membership which costs £66 per year. A 10% discount can be taken by full members who wish to pay for 3 years membership in advance i.e. £178.20 and who are not paying by standing order.
Student Membership A 50% discount off the full membership rate will be offered to those nurses holding a current NMC pin who are studying (£33 per year). Evidence of continuation of study will be required at each annual renewal.
Associate Membership The AOHNP (UK) is looking to increase the number of associate members. We would like to enable more individuals who work within Occupational Health but possibly within a non-nursing capacity to benefit from membership of the Association. We recognise that the requirement for all concerned with employee Occupational Health and Safety need to work more actively together.
You will need to be an individual who is interested in and supportive of Occupational Health and be keen to be part of a Nationwide network of others working within this field of health at work.
So if you are, for example:
Ø a Counsellor Ø an Ergonomist Ø a Health & Safety adviser/officer Ø an OH Medical Technician Ø an Occupational Physician Ø an Occupational Therapist Ø a Physiotherapist Ø a Psychologist
why not join as an Associate member. You will not be allowed to vote, but all other membership benefits are available. The annual fee is £55.
Special membership offers are sometimes applicable, for example as a promotion for an event. Contact the Administrator for further details.
For a membership information pack please contact:
Association Administrator AOHNP (UK) P O Box 11785 Peterhead AB42 5YG
Half Price Membership Application Form (if applying as a student member) - please note that the full membership application form needs to be completed too.
Upon confirmation of your membership application, your membership pack will be issued. This will include your networking directory, membership card, details of the password to Members Only documents on this site and Medical Defence Union insurance schemes etc.
Membership and Insurance Membership AOHNP membership £66 pa (£33 pa for students and £55 pa for associates) Benefits - Regional and national support and advice, specialist advisory network, dissemination of information via the website, newsletter and online networks, professional develop events and other resources and representation on various bodies.
Insurance Insurance premiums are based on risk and previous claim history and different insurance provider apply them in different ways. They may set premiums for whole sectors of people i.e. health or for groups within the sector i.e. occupational health. Some may only provide some services for employed practitioners and some may also cover employing practitioners, with an increase in premium due to additional potential liability. For more information about Insurance I suggest you check out the COHPA website. http://www.cohpa.co.uk/join-us/insurance
Therefore the AOHNP provide our members with a number of insurance provider options, so that you can get what you need at a price you are happy with.
Option 1. Unite the Union. Unite is a trade union that provides support on employment terms and conditions and professional liability insurance for members for their employed work (Not those of any employed staff), as well as other membership benefits. Membership is £11.48 per month (full time) £137.75 per annum and £5.72 per month (part time).
Option 2. Brett & Randall. Brett and Randall specialise in providing bespoke insurance for OH nurses in employed work or as an independent practitioner. They provide a bespoke offering which can include medical malpractice, public liability, employers liability and professional indemnity. To request a quotation please contact Joanne Salt on 0116 281 9127 or log onto the website http://www.brettandrandall.co.uk/corporate/b-and-r-medipro
Option 3. Royal College of Nursing. RCN is a trade union and professional body for nurses and provides support for employment relations and professional indemnity insurance, as well as a number of other membership benefits. Membership is £16.24 per month (full time nurse) £194.93 per annum.