Join RCGP: Qualified GPs

If you're a GP who has passed the MRCGP or meet the criteria of Membership for all, you can join as a qualified GP, we'd love to welcome you to the RCGP. If you'd like more information, get in touch with us at or call 020 3188 7766.
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Reasons to be a member


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 courses and workshops
  • Discount on selected Appraisal Toolkits for GPs 


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


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 meet the criteria for Membership for all.

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

If you meet the criteria for Membership for all visit our dedicated page for more information

By applying to become a member, you agree to abide by the requirements set out in our constitution


Our membership fees are based on your annual overall gross income (before tax) from any medical/non-medical related income carried out in the previous tax year or current personal circumstances. 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. Find out more about membership fees here.

GP International Induction Programme (IIP) and Return to Practice (RtP) Programme

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.

More information

For more information see the Return to Practice (RtP) Programme Portfolio route page.

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