Associate membership

If you’re a fully GMC registered medical practitioner and have completed vocational training for general practice, but have not passed the MAP or MRCGP assessments, then Associate membership is the option for you.

If you'd like more information, get in touch with us at membership@rcgp.org.uk or call 020 3188 7766.
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About Associate Membership 

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.

Practitioners usually apply for associate membership if they haven’t completed either the MRCGP examination or MAP, for example completing vocational training prior to MRCGP becoming a part of the GP curriculum in 2007, or while undertaking the MAP portfolio assessment. Successful completion of MAP leads to full membership.

Those who undertake MAP (Portfolio route) receive a 75% discount on the full UK membership fee while they are registered for the MAP assessment. Successful completion of MAP leads to full membership.

For more information about full membership via MAP, please visit the MAP page

Reasons to be a member

Learning

We're here to support your learning throughout your career in general practice. 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.

  • Subscriptions to BJGP
  • Access to free learning events
  • Access to our extensive medical library
  • Access to our online learning platform
  • Discounts on learning resources including books, courses and workshops
  • 25% discount from standard The Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs + VAT

Community

When you join the RCGP, you become part of our 50,000 strong network of GPs throughout the UK. We provide peer-to-peer opportunities for support, advice and mentoring including free events.

  • Networking opportunities
  • Mentoring events
  • Groups for rural members

Wellbeing

The wellbeing of our members is paramount to us. As a member you'll receive invitations to events focused on resilience and wellbeing.

  • Wellbeing events, including the popular Be the Best You conference
  • Resilience resources

Shape the future of general practice

Our Clinical Innovation and Research Centre constantly seeks to develop innovative ways to improve patient care. As a member you can benefit from and shape the focus of this work. You also get the opportunity to influence the GPs of tomorrow by meeting and mentoring medical students and foundation doctors with an interest in general practice.

Join the conversation

We're tirelessly lobbying and campaigning to raise the profile of general practice and bring about positive change for the profession. As a member, you can support and be a part of this work and help insure a great future for general practice.

Fees

Fees are based on your gross pre tax income from all professional medical services for which you hold a medical licence to practice (including any GP work carried out) for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. While renewal will fall on 1 April each year, joining fees are calculated pro-rata for your first year of membership.

There are a number of discounted rates available to you for example, based on income, residency and professional status.

If you are a UK resident you can claim tax relief on your membership fees.

Join now

Simply complete joining form and return to us with payment.
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Induction and refresher scheme

We are dedicated to supporting those choosing to join or come back to the UK workforce. To demonstrate this we've put in place a new initiative to allow those on relevant induction and refresher schemes and programmes access to the many benefits and support provided to RCGP members, by offering one year’s free College membership.

For more information regarding I&R schemes visit here.

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