There are two categories of membership for CMSUK - Individual Membership and Corporate Membership:-
Individual CMSUK membership comprises of four main types:
Case Manager Membership (£75 per annum*) is CMSUK’s advanced membership. The criteria for Case Manager membership is that the applicant holds a diploma or higher level educational qualification for health/social/vocational and human services personnel related to case management.
In addition to any specific training, a minimum of 24 months or 2500 hours of active specific case management experience should be obtained before applying for full membership.
CMSUK also need to ensure that clinical qualifications are endorsed by the appropriate registered body ie NMC for nurses, HCPC for OT’s, Physios & Social Workers etc.
Vocational Case Managers are the only exception to the requirement for appropriate registered body affiliation. They can only record their ‘area of expertise’ as ‘Vocational’ if they do not have a clinical qualification and registering body. No clinical area of expertise will be assigned to a member without having appropriate clinical qualifications and registered body affiliation.
Associate Membership (£60 per annum*) has the same criteria for membership as Case Manager membership. The only difference is that the applicant does not have to meet the requirement of 24 months or 2500 hours of active specific case management experience.
Supporter Membership (£60 per annum*) is for people who do not practice Case Management but work either in a supportive or managerial role and want to be kept informed. Obviously the criteria for this type of membership is very loose but there would be no pathway to upgrade from this membership to either Associate or Case Manager membership without first meeting the criteria as set out above.
Overseas Membership (£20 per annum) is for any existing or new member case manager not currently practicing within the UK. All normal Benefits of Membership apply but the nominal fee of £20 acknowledges that some benefits are unlikely to be utilised. Overseas membership allows for the possibility of upgrade to a UK practicing case manager membership if at such time the person requires to do so and who meets the standard criteria of the upgrade membership type. CMSUK does not hold responsibility for practice of Case Management outside the UK.
*Please note: Companies with four or more members are eligible for 20% discount off all membership fees.
Please note: In addition to all the above our Case Manager Members also have the choice to opt in to a facility whereby they can be contacted via the CMSUK website by potential purchasers of services looking for an appropriate Case Manager. Searches can be done by geographic area of working or area of expertise. In this way CMSUK strive to improve referrals to our Case Managers
Corporate Membership is designed for Organisations who are purchasers or providers of Case Management Services, or who have an interest in Case Management, who wish to be affiliated to CMSUK to create the strongest possible foundation for the society. This foundation will help ensure professionalism, credibility and quality care in the field.
CMSUK have a clearly designed vision statement and strategy objectives. Organisations wishing to become Corporate Members of CMSUK are signing up to support these statements:
CMSUK VISION STATEMENT:
CMSUK STRATEGY OBJECTIVES: