Newly qualified GPs

Newly qualified GPs are given extra support for the first five crucial years between qualification and the first point of Revalidation. This member status is known as 'First5'. As a First5 you'll have a dedicated committee and Chair to ensure your views are heard. This stage of membership is based on the following five pillars:

  • Facilitating Networks: Encouraging peer support and mentoring through the development of local networks
  • Connecting: Promoting a sense of belonging and appropriate representation for the First5 cohort within the College
  • Career mentorship: Making the most of a career in general practice
  • Supporting Revalidation
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) and new skills  

Reasons to be a First5 member 



As a First5 you'll get unparalleled opportunities for networking with other GPs, attending First5 events, and getting involved with your local RCGP Faculty. We can also put you in touch with potential mentors to help you make the most of your career as a GP.


You'll have access to our wellbeing events, aimed at helping you deal with the specific wellbeing challenges that general practice can present. 

Future and Voice

As a member, you'll have the opportunity to get involved in our work to improve standards in primary care, as well as helping to shape the future of the profession.

First5 leads

Find a list of the First5 leads for your country and area. These are your local RCGP representatives. Get in touch with your lead you have questions or concerns that you would like addressed at First5 committee meetings. 

First5 Impact Report

Here's a copy of our First5 Impact Report [PDF]

Contact us

First5s have a dedicated member of RCGP staff - get in touch by emailing

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