There are a number of discounts available. Please check before selecting your rate. If you are a Direct Debit payer, please notify us of your reduced rate as soon as possible, prior to the payment collection date. Please note that your annual RCGP fee is tax deductible - you can claim back up to 40% tax from HMRC if you reside in the United Kingdom.
£100 discount from full rate for first 2 years of full Membership (MRCGP)
The College recognises the hardship and financial pressures newly qualified GP's face. For this reason, a £100 discount from the full rate (only) is automatically applied to subscription fees of full Members who have passed MRCGP within 2 years of the subscription year start (on 1 April) and who have been full Members for (or) less than 2 subscription years. Members are welcome and advised to claim discounts on any other grounds if the rate is more favourable.
We may offer discounts in cases of hardship. Cases of hardship are considered on an individual basis. Please contact your Member Services Team for details.
Membership of another Royal Medical College
If you’re not working as a GP and are a member of another UK Royal Medical College or Faculty, you can join the RCGP with a ‘secondary affiliation’ status. In this case, you could qualify for a discount of up to 50% on the full RCGP membership fee.
Maternity, Paternity and Adoption leave
The RCGP understands the financial pressures that can arise from taking maternity, paternity or adoption leave. Therefore, if you are a UK resident* and were on Maternity, Paternity or Adoption leave between 2 April 2016 and 1 April 2017, you can claim a 75 percent discount against the RCGP full membership fee (please note that Associates in Training receive a dedicated AiT package). If your leave starts on or after 2 April 2017, you will be able to claim this rate in the 2018-2019 subscription year commencing on 1 April 2018.
This reduction is available for one subscription year per child; however, you may be able to claim other reduced rates subsequently (e.g. based on income or continued career break). If your leave falls across two subscription years, the discount will be applied for the year in which the major part of your leave falls - please get in touch with the Member Services Team who will be happy to help. Don't forget to claim your tax back to reduce your fees even further!
The discount can be claimed in respect of Additional Paternity leave and not the ordinary 1-2 week paternity leave. This ensures that you receive the minimum rate if you are taking time out to look after your child while your spouse/partner returns to work (i.e. paternity leave based on 'unused' maternity leave or adoption leave).
*England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
If you live overseas on 1 April of any subscription year, we’ll automatically apply a discount to your membership fee in line with our standard charge for your country of residence, provided we have your main overseas residence address on file.
If you have recently moved overseas, please contact your Member Services Team with your new address. Your overseas rate will be applied on the following 1 April.
You may qualify for a discount if you’re working for a voluntary organisation. Please contact your Member Services Team for details.
All UK members are entitled to reduced rates based on income. Please refer to the above fee tables for income categories.
Retirement & Life membership
Members who on 1 April in any subscription year have fully, permanently retired from medical practice (i.e. having relinquished their licence to practice and no longer participate in the annual appraisal cycle) can claim a 75 percent discount on the RCGP full membership fee.
Alternatively, fully retired members can apply for Life membership upon payment of a lump sum equal to three times the full annual subscription fee, applicable for the current subscription year under Bye-Law 3. Life membership payments are tax deductible, provided payment is made during the retirement year while still in employment. No further fees will be payable thereafter. If you wish to take up Life membership, please contact the Member Services Team on 020 3188 7766 or be email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Members who have either reached 40 years continuous membership or have reached age 70 also receive Life Membership. No further membership fees would be due from the following 1 April renewal.
Not in active employment
If you are a UK resident and not in employment on 1 April of any subscription year (e.g. due to career break or ill health), you can claim a 75 per cent discount on our full membership fee.