Membership Application Form

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Applying to become an IAPO member

 

Please check that your organization meets the criteria for Full or Associate membership, outlined in the table below, before completing all pages of the application form. If your organization is approved for membership, we will send you an invoice, which is based on organizational income. 


IAPO has two categories of Members. Full Members are patients’ organizations which are patient-driven, and must meet all five criteria described. To ensure that IAPO is patient-driven, Full Members have greater voting rights at our General Assembly. Associate Members are healthcare-related organizations who are not eligible to become IAPO Full Members, yet who meet all four criteria described.


Please note that you must provide the supporting documentation specified in the checklist to be considered for membership.

 

                           

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Guide to application process and form


This form consists of four sections: PART A Details of your Organization; PART B Details of your IAPO Representative; PART C Type of Membership; and PART D Declaration

Please complete all sections in English, and upload all supporting documents in English

1.    IAPO will confirm receipt of your application and documents within one week

2.  We will review your application, and may ask for additional information before sending it to  IAPO’s Membership Committee, which assesses it according to IAPO’s Statutes and Bylaws 

3.   Once your application has been approved, we will contact you, and send you an invoice

4.   On receipt of payment, you will be a confirmed member of IAPO, and have full access to our resources and materials

If you have any queries regarding the membership process or supporting documents, please contact us either by emailing info@iapo.org.uk or by calling +44 207 250 8280.


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PART A. Details of your Organization 







please choose one e.g. LOCAL: Surrey, NATIONAL: UK, REGIONAL: Europe, INTERNATIONAL

Please provide a brief summary of what your organization does, its primary focus and work areas, and who you represent. You will be listed as a member on our website and this summary will be used to showcase your organization.




e.g. 50000

e.g. 50000












PART B. Details of your IAPO Representative


The IAPO representative should be the person we can liaise with when communicating with your organization. Whilst you may put your Chief Executive as the IAPO rep, please consider carefully if he or she will have sufficient time to respond to our communications. You may alternatively wish to put down the name of a member of the governing body, or a senior manager involved in external affairs, policy, collaboration or another appropriate area.

 

In giving us their details, this person agrees to:

 

• Receive annual renewal invoices

• Respond to consultations where relevant for your organization

• Represent your organization at IAPO’s General Assembly

• Receive communications from IAPO


IAPO Representative








If anyone else in your organization would like to receive newsletters, please give their details below. Please note that this is only possible if the individuals can receive emails.





PART C. Type of Membership

IAPO has two categories of Members. Full Members are patients’ organizations which are patient-driven, and must meet all five criteria described. To ensure that IAPO is patient-driven, Full Members have greater voting rights at our General Assembly. Associate Members are healthcare-related organizations who are not eligible to become IAPO Full Members, yet who meet all four criteria described.

 

Please read the criteria for Full and Associate membership (below), and tick which type of membership you are applying for.

 

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Membership Criteria 


1.    Non-profit and non-governmental 

2.    Legal status appropriate to the country of origin, with a written constitution and/or by-laws. If no appropriate legal status exists this criteria may be waived at the discretion of the Governing Board

3.    An international, regional, national or local organization, or an umbrella group

4.    Demonstrates commitment to patients and the principle of patient-centred healthcare in guiding statements, such as vision, mission or organizational objectives, and activities

5.    The organization is patient-driven: the views of patients drive the strategy, policies and activities in a significant way, and the organization is capable of representing these patients’ views.

6.    Full Members must demonstrate that they use at least one of the three methods:

·        The majority of voting rights to nominate and elect the governing body of the organization are held by  patients [1], patient representatives [2], or representatives of patients' organizations

·    The majority of the organization’s governing body are patients, patient representatives, or representatives of patients’ organizations

·         The organization’s strategy, policies, and activities are driven by, and represent, patient’s views in another way

 

[1] We define a patient as “a person with any chronic disease, illness, syndrome, impairment or disability”.  We aim to be representative of all patients regardless of gender, race, class, culture, religion or belief, age, sexuality, lifestyle or degree of able-bodiedness. 

 

[1] We define patient representatives as “patients’ organization representatives, family members or carers”. Examples of patient representatives are a parent of someone with cystic fibrosis, or the spouse of someone with Alzheimer’s Disease



Please note that you must provide supporting documentation specified below to be considered for membership.





Our Membership Fee structure can be seen here: https://www.iapo.org.uk/sites/default/files/files/Membership%20fees%202018(1).pdf


PART D. Declaration 

By submitting this application you are agreeing to your organization’s details being kept on IAPO’s database. We will not share any information about your organization (apart from the publicly-available information on our website) with anyone else without your permission.  

I confirm that I have the appropriate authorisation to submit this application on behalf of the named organization; and that to the best of my knowledge, the information on this application form, and within the supporting documentation, is accurate.   

I also confirm that the named organization is committed to patients and the principle of patient-centred healthcare; and is eligible to be a Full or Associate Member, as defined.  

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