CMSUK Membership Explained

There are two categories of membership for CMSUK - Individual Membership and Corporate Membership:-

Individual membership

Individual CMSUK membership comprises of four main types:

  • Case Manager
  • Associate
  • Supporter
  • Overseas

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.

Benefits of Individual Membership:

  • Use of the CMSUK ‘member’ logo (as above) on any correspondence ie email signatures, professional profiles and letterhead that is specific to that individual member.Not to be used as a ‘company wide’ logo.
  • Professional development and educational offerings:Throughout the year CMSUK strive to hold multiple study days and Webex ‘lunch & learns’ as well as a two day showcase Conference including an Exhibition, Dinner Dance and an Awards presentation.All CMSUK members are encouraged to attend the annual AGM where the Board and Committees update attendees on their work to promote the strategic aims of CMSUK.
  • All members receive member discounts on CMSUK event fees.
  • Opportunity to influence the development of CMSUK and to develop a broader range of skills through by becoming involved in one of the CMSUK Committees such as Events, Membership & Links, Communications and Standards, Development & Education.
  • Access to the CMSUK online newsletter highlighting topical issues.
  • Ability to download the editable ‘Word’ version of the CMSUK Standards Audit Tools via the CMSUK members area of the CMSUK Website.
  • Networking with other case managers facing similar challenges
  • Links with purchasers

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

To apply for membership now click here

Corporate Membership (£2,000 per annum)

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:

  • To be the professional body for Case Management within the UK and recognised internationally.

CMSUK STRATEGY OBJECTIVES:

  • To build, grow and represent a cohesive community of Case Managers
  • To define and develop a professional framework for Case Managers
  • To create and develop working relationships with relevant organisations within the UK and Internationally

Benefits of Corporate Membership are:

  • Opportunity to influence the development of CMSUK and Case Management in the UK. 
  • Eight free designated membership places for those meeting the criteria for full, associate or supporter members (normal application process applies)
  • 20% discount off the standard membership fees for all members in excess of your eight free membership places
  • Two free places at the CMSUK annual conference
  • A reduction (currently £700) for displaying a stand at the conference exhibition, subject to availability
  • 20% discount off attendance to CMSUK Study Days
  • Use of the CMSUK Corporate Member logo on company letterheads and website
  • Inclusion of promotional material in conference packs free of charge
  • Acknowledgement of support on any promotional material that CMSUK produces
  • Identification, logo and link on the CMSUK website including a 50 word by line.

To download a corporate membership application form please click here

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