Join RCGP

Our purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice. The five reasons to be a member of the College all support our purpose:

  • You're always learning
  • You're part of a community
  • You're taking care of your wellbeing
  • You're part of the conversation
  • You're shaping the future

Membership options

Medical students

If you're a medical student interested in becoming a GP, we're here to support you and help you understand more about general practice as a career.

Foundation doctors

As a member of the College you'll have an opportunity to receive dedicated careers advice and guidance in relation to general practice.

Trainees

You are the future of general practice with opportunities to flourish and innovate in your career and to help set the direction for the profession.

Qualified GPs

As a member we'll supply you with free publications, courses and events, an extensive medical library as well as a variety of online learning modules.

International members

International membership is available to family doctors who have successfully completed MRCGP[INT] accredited assessments.

International affiliate

The RCGP encourages medical students, GP trainees and early-career family doctors based outside of the UK to join as an International Affiliate member.

Associate members

As an associate member, you're entitled to all membership benefits, however you won't be able to use the MRCGP post-nominal and some restrictions will apply to college ballots.

Retired and Life membership

We welcome continued involvement from members after retirement. Once retired, you‘re eligible for life membership of RCGP.

Membership for all

GPs who have been on the GMC GP register for a minimum of five years and have completed at least one revalidation cycle (or completed CEGPR) will now be eligible to apply for RCGP membership.

Membership fees

1

Earnings: £50,271 and above*

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £558.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £418.50
1 October - 31 December 2022 £279.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £139.50
2

Earnings: £12,571 - £50,270* or

Circumstances: Member of another Royal Medical College or Faculty where appraisal is conducted within the other specialism**

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £279.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £209.00
1 October - 31 December 2022 £139.50
1 January - 31 March 2023 £69.75
3

Earnings less than £12,571*

Circumstances: Not in active employment due to:

  • career break***
  • retirement (permanently retired from medical practice)
  • maternity, paternity or adoption leave

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £140.00
1 July 2022 - 31 March 2023 Please contact Member Services for a pro rata joining fee.
4

Discounted fee for first two years post qualification

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £444.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £333.00
1 October - 31 December 2022 £222.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £111.00
1

AiT Membership is for qualified Doctors who have yet to sit the MRCGP Examinations.
There is a registration fee of £291.00 which is reduced to £73.00 if signing up between December and February.

TRAINING PATHWAY ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION MEMBERSHIP FEE
Full Time and Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training - 76% or more (due 1st April) £423.00
Less Than Full Time Training - 75% or less (due 1st April) £212.00
Maternity / Parental / Adoption Leave (due 1st April) £212.00
Pre 2015 AiTs with tick (due 1st April) £212.00
1

Membership of RCGP is free for medical students and foundation doctors based in the UK.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY MEMBERSHIP FEE
Medical students and foundation doctors Free
1

High income countries (based on World bank country classification list)
Fees are applied by your country of residence or medical practice, not your nationality or place of birth. Renewal is due on 1 April each year. New joiners pay their first year’s fees pro-rata, based on the date of joining.

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £279.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £209.25
1 October - 31 December 2022 £139.50
1 January - 31 March 2023 £69.75
2

Fully retired in a high income country or upper middle income countries

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £140.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £105.00
1 October - 31 December 2022 £70.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £35.00
3

Lower-middle income countries

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £70.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £52.50
1 October - 31 December 2022 £35.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £17.50
4

Low-income countries

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £35.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £26.25
1 October - 31 December 2022 £17.50
1 January - 31 March 2023 £8.75
1

High income countries (based on World bank country classification list)

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £140.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £105.00
1 October - 31 December 2022 £70.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £35.00
2

Upper middle income countries

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £70.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £52.50
1 October - 31 December 2022 £35.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £17.50
3

Lower-middle income countries

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £35.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £26.25
1 October - 31 December 2022 £17.50
1 January - 31 March 2023 £8.75
4

Low-income countries

JOINING BETWEEN MEMBERSHIP FEE
1 April - 30 June 2022 £18.00
1 July - 30 September 2022 £13.50
1 October - 31 December 2022 £9.00
1 January - 31 March 2023 £4.50

Payment methods

Cheque / Bank draft

If payment cannot be completed online via Direct Debit or card, we accept sterling cheques or bank drafts.

If payment cannot be completed online via Direct Debit or card, we accept sterling cheques or bank drafts payable in the United Kingdom.

They should be made payable to The Royal College of General Practitioners and posted to:

Member Services - 4th Floor
Royal College of General Practitioners
30 Euston Square 
London 
NW1 2FB

Please ensure that you write your RCGP Member number on the reverse side of the cheque. Due to the current situation, it may take up to 10 weeks to cash your cheque.

Debit / Credit card

We accept MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit and Maestro.

We only accept MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit and Maestro. We do not accept American Express. 

You can pay online during renewal (from mid-February) by logging in to your RCGP account and clicking on 'Renew your membership'

If you have already renewed you membership but need to change your payment method throughout the subscription year, please call the Member Services Team on +44 (0)20 3188 7766.

Direct Debit

UK bank accounts only

Direct Debit is the safest, most cost-effective and easiest way to make recurring payments.

Direct Debit

Spread the cost of your membership fee over the year. Direct Debit is the safest, most cost-effective and easiest way to make recurring payments.

We offer three options for making a payment by Direct Debit:

Annually: 1 instalment collected on or immediately after 1 April each year if set up before 16 March. 7 days from setup date or on 1 day of the following month if set up at a later date.

Quarterly: 4 instalments if set up before 16 March, to be collected on 1 April, 1 July, 1 October, 1 January or immediately after. Dates and number of instalments vary if set up at a later date.

Monthly: 12 instalments if set up before 16 March, to be collected from 1 April to 1 March or immediately after. Fewer instalments if set up at a later date.

How to set up a Direct Debit

Online

During Renewal (starting around mid-February): Log into MyRCGP and click on 'Renew your membership'

New Direct Debit - needs to be set up between mid-February and the end of July
Existing Direct Debit - all changes need to be updated between mid-February and 16 March

Phone

Call us on 0203 188 7766 to set up a Direct Debit if you are the sole bank account holder. 

Email

Download the Direct Debit mandate and return it via email. 

If you're setting up the Direct Debit arrangement after 1 April, we will tell you your collection dates, as they won't be in line with the standard schedule.

We will write to you at least two weeks before to the first collection in April, in any subscription year. 

Non-membership access

If you're not a member you can register with RCGP for limited access to some products and services.

Access as a non-member
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More about joining

Receipts

After payment of your subscription/registration fees, you can access receipts by logging in to your MyRCGP account (top right of this page).

Once you have logged in, please click on 'Manage your membership', then 'Order History' where you will find your receipts.

Don't forget to claim your tax back from HMRC to reduce your membership fees even further!

Qualified GPs fees

* Annual gross income from all professional services from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

** If your annual appraisal is completed in the field of General Practice, this discount is not applicable. The discount applies only to those that have completed an annual appraisal with another medical organisation for which membership of the other Medical Royal College or Faculty is their primary specialism. You may be asked to provide evidence of your annual appraisal, if applying for this discount.

*** For leave/retirement commencing before 1 July. Outside of this period your fee will be assessed on a pro rata basis.