Join RCGP: Qualified GPs

If you're a GP who has passed the MRCGP or have completed the MAP assessment, you can join as a qualified GP; we'd love to welcome you to the RCGP.

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.

 

How to apply for membership

To qualify for membership, you’ll need to have either passed our membership examination, the MRCGP, or MAP, our portfolio-based assessment route.

To apply, simply complete an application form and return to our Membership Services Department (membership@rcgp.org.uk). Enclose the correct subscription payment and a photocopy of your JCPTGP/PMETB/GMC certificate of completion of training (or equivalent).

By applying to become a member, you agree to abide by the requirements set out in RCGP’s constitutional documents.

         

Joining fees for 2016-2017

Fees are based on your gross income for the year 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. While renewal will fall on 1 April each year, joining fees are calculated pro-rata for your first year of membership.

How to pay your joining fees

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

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

 

Induction and returner 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 returner 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. You can obtain the application form for RCGP membership here [PDF] .

 

Contact our membership services team

Email: membership@rcgp.org.uk
Tel: 020 3188 7766
Fax: 020 7581 3648

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