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All members are able to apply for funding towards a costs for meetings, either ANS or other conferences.  There are some conditions that need to be met.  If you are interested in applying for a bursary then sign in to download the Bursary Scheme Rules and the Application form.  The rules and form will appear below to 'signed in' members. 

UniMed have generously sponsored this £500 Prize award to encourage graduates to present their final year dissertation at an ANS Scientific meeting or Conference, and also to publish in JANS.  Please choose the DOCX version if you wish to type into the form. 

More information can be obtained from the Hon. Secretary, Joanna Matthews.

About The ANS

The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists; The ANS (formerly EPTA) is the professional body for clinical physiologists working in the field of Clinical Neurophysiology. It’s principle aims are to represent its members at a national level, set standards of practice, promote career development, set education and training standards and award qualifications.

EPTA was founded in 1949 with initially 21 members; The ANS has now grown to over 500 members, majority of which are based within clinical departments in the UK and Republic of Ireland, although membership does spread world wide.  With over 60 years experience it provides the only professionally recognised practical examinations in Neurophysiology in the UK.

The ANS roles:

  • To aid and support the development of Clinical Neurophysiology nationally and internationally.
  • To develop and maintain professional standards of practice to promote patient safety.
  • Represent the interests of clinical physiologists (neuro), provide advice and work with UK governments, public & independent healthcare providers, media, universities, professional organisations and all other partners.
  • Provide professional support for members (but does not act in the capacity of a trade union).
  • Interacts with other organisations for the benefit of the profession, membership, and all service users including the patients and public.
  • Develop training and award qualifications for members to demonstrate levels of expertise and competency along a career pathway.
  • To enable members to achieve their highest potential by providing opportunities for continuing professional development and other professional activities.
  • Inform and guide members through professional and scientific publications, meetings and events.
  • Promote public awareness of Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Award the designation of Chartered Scientist to qualifying members.

The ANS currently produces a monthly newsletter called The ANSwer to keep members abreast of current professional issues, in addition to 3 editions of the Journal of Association of Neurophysiological Scientists’ (JANS) per year. Two scientific conferences are also held each year in the spring and autumn.

The ANS is governed by a Council which meets regularly to discuss the business of the Association. ANS is affiliated to the Organisation of Societies of Electrophysiological Technology (OSET) which is an international federation of such societies. OSET fosters international co-operation in setting occupational standards for technologists and also publishes a newsletter as well as holding an international Congress every four years.

Becoming a Member of The ANS

Membership of The ANS is open to individuals working within Clinical Neurophysiology and related fields.

Current members include:

  • Clinical Physiologists
  • Clinical Scientists
  • Physicians
  • Technologists
  • Students
  • Equipment manufacturers

Full membership costs 55 pounds (sterling) per annum and this includes the right to attend scientific meetings (for which there will be a fee), a monthly newsletter which includes job advertisements and three scientific journals per annum. 
To enquire about joining The ANS e-mail Joanne Horrocks, membership secretary:
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Membership of the association is open to all those engaged in Clinical Neurophysiological practice. Annual subscriptions are payable on 1st March and the current rates are shown below.

In accordance with the rules of the Association, members who do not pay their renewal subscriptions by 1st June will be removed from the membership list and will incur a £15 rejoin fee in addition to the subscription fee.

Membership grades

Full membership is available only to those who hold an ANS recognised professional qualification. It is also available to those with current RCCP registration who are working in Neurophysiology.

Associate membership is available to those working in the field of Neurophysiology but do not fulfil the criteria for other grades of membership. This includes BSc Clinical Physiology trainees who have completed the first two years and have passed the ANS Part I exam. It also includes graduates of the PTP programme who have not undertaken an ANS recognised practical exam.

Student membership is available to those training towards their first ANS professional exam.

Commercial membership is available to those employed in the commercial sector with an interest in Clinical Neurophysiology.

Chartered membership is available to members who have been awarded Chartered Scientist status by the ANS.

Fellow membership is awarded to members who have been recognised for outstanding practice or pursuance within the profession.

Chartered Fellow is awarded to fellows who have also achieved Chartered Scientist status.

The above grades entitle you to attend ANS Scientific conferences at a reduced rate. You will also receive a monthly electronic newsletter which includes job adverts, and 3 scientific e-Journals (JANS) per year.

Retired membership is available to previous full members who have retired from the field of Neurophysiology. Attendance at conferences will not be discounted. Electronic newsletter and JANS will still be received.  * From September 2016 Retired members are now able to attend ANS conferences at the same discounted rates that other members attract. uses cookies. More information Close