HOW TO JOIN THE ASSOCIATION OF TONGUE-TIE PRACTITIONERS

The ATP adheres to the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. Applications to become a member of ATP assume that individuals adhere to these principles according to the ATP Constitution.

FULL MEMBERSHIP
Please download this membership application form to apply to become a full ATP member. Details of membership fee and return address are shown on the form. Please refer to this completed example form showing the required information.

Full membership of ATP is open to anyone who is a current Tongue-tie Practitioner and is regulated by a governing body i.e. Registered Health Professional e.g. a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC); General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC). If regulation is not through the above governing bodies, the applicant will need to demonstrate by written confirmation from their regulatory body, that regulation will be provided to undertake the procedure of frenulotomy. Registration to a governing body will be checked on an annual basis

Every full member who is if working independently from the NHS must be able to demonstrate that they have professional indemnity insurance to perform frenulotomy. The ATP will assume that this insurance continues for the duration of ATP membership. It is recommended that parents ask to see evidence of current indeminty insurance before engaging the services of a private practitioner.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
Affiliate membership of the Association of Tongue-tie Practitioners (ATP) is open to health professionals (for example nurses, midwives, HVs, doctors, dentists, osteopaths, speech and language therapists) and breastfeeding supporters (including breastfeeding peer supporters, breastfeeding counsellors, and lactation consultants) who have an interest or role in supporting parents of babies with tongue-tie and would like to benefit from sharing professional experiences.

Please download this affiliate membership form to apply to become an associate ATP member. Details of membership fee and return address are shown on the form.

NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Mid year applications to join the ATP

Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December and annual payment is due on 1st December. If you are joining the ATP mid year and plan to pay by Standing Order, it would be appreciated if you could pay your first instalment by cheque / cash/ bank transfer and complete your Standing Order to commence on the following 1st Dec.

Non payment of ATP annual subscriptions
Please note, if your subscription expires eg due to non-payment you will be reminded twice via email and if we do not receive any communication or directions from you, your membership will be terminated. A charge of 10 in addition to your over-due subscription will be required to re-instate your membership.

Please contact Lynn Timms, ATP Membership Secretary on membership@tongue-tie.org.uk if you wish to clarify and membership issues.