FAQs for membership fees and renewals


I am an AiT - Why is my membership due for renewal?

If you signed up for membership between June 2019 and now, your initial registration fee covered administrative costs including creating your ePortfolio and your membership until 31 March 2020.

Membership with the college is an annual subscription. On the 1 April your membership fee will renew at £402 based on your training pathway. You can update/check your training status or career pathway at any time via MyRCGP account where you will need to renew your membership online.

Don’t forget as a member you can claim 40% of your membership back in tax on both your initial registration fee and your membership subscription fees.

If you have further questions, please visit our AiT information about your membership page.

When is my membership due for renewal?

On the 1 April - the annual subscription year runs from 1 April to 31 March.

How is my membership fee calculated?

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. Please note that income from pensions should NOT be included in your calculation. 

You can reclaim up to 40 per cent in tax on your membership by using the tax receipt that we will email to you after each payment. HMRC has advice on making a claim; for specific tax advice, speak to your tax advisor or accountant.

How do I renew my membership?

We have made it even easier to manage your membership online:

  1.  Login at My RCGP
  2. Click on 'Renew your membership' and confirm your details and circumstances
  3. Set up your payment(s) 

How do I change my direct debit payments ahead of my renewal?

To make changes to your direct debit just log into My RCGP
Click on 'Renew your membership', confirm your details/circumstances and set up your payment(s)
For this April 2020 renewal, these changes need to be made by 16 March 2020. 

Can I change how I pay?

You can pay by credit card or Direct Debit. 
To start paying by direct debit simply log into My RCGP and click on 'renew your membership'. You can pay by direct debit in monthly, quarterly or annually instalments. 

In order to pay in 12 monthly instalments your direct debit needs to be set up before 16 March 2020. 

How do I resign my membership?

RCGP is committed to ensuring professional standards throughout general medical practice, it's only with the support of our members that we can achieve this vital work. Your College is dedicated to keeping your needs at the heart of everything we do, supporting you at every stage of your career.

As a valued member of the College you have access to a wide range of events, a network of peers, free learning tools, CPD and training as well as exclusive offers on lifestyle benefits that help our members save more money. You can find more information on your membership benefit at the bottom of this page. 

On behalf of everyone at the RCGP, we'd like to thank you for your support. Everything we have achieved and continue to do is only made possible thanks to the support of our members. We wish you every success for the future and the good news is that you can re-join the College at any time.

Further information regarding resignations and subscriptions can be found in our Cancellation policy.

Where can I find further information regarding my membership?

All information on membership, including our cancellation and refund policy, can be found on the Information about your membership page. If you still can't find what you are looking for email membership@rcgp.org.uk.

Changing/updating your details/circumstances

How can I update my circumstance?

If your circumstances have changed since the last renewal you can update you details by logging in to My RCGP and click 'renew your membership', you will have the chance to update your circumstances.

Maternity, adoption, retirement, unemployment, sickness, income change and hardship all count as a change of circumstances and as such can entitle you to a discount on membership for the following year.

There is no need to resign your membership if you are moving abroad, just contact the Member Services team on membership@rcgp.org.uk to discuss transferring to the reduced overseas membership rates.

More information about the membership fees and changes to your circumstances.

I am going on maternity leave/I am retiring from general practice

If your circumstances have changed since the last renewal you can update your details by logging in to My RCGP and changing your personal details by clicking 'Renew your membership'.

More information about the membership fees and changes to your circumstance.

How do I update my personal details?

To change your preferences or update your profile, simply log in to My RCGP and edit your 'Personal Details' under 'Manage your membership'. From here you can update your email address, phone number and postal address.

How can I access my receipt to claim back on my taxes?

How can I access my receipts?

After payment of your membership fees, a receipt will automatically be emailed to you. For past receipts, simply log into your online account and click 'Renew your membership'. All receipts are saved under 'Order History'. For receipts prior to 2018, please email membership@rcgp.org.uk and someone will assist you.

Is my membership fee tax deductible?

Yes! You can claim back up to 40% from HMRC which reduces your membership fee even further!


I am having trouble accessing my account

I'm unable to login / I've forgotten my login details?

Have you reset your password? Find out how you can reset your password below.

Email addresses are case sensitive. Did you enter your email address all in lower case, or with capital letters at different points?. 

Has your email address changed recently? If you log in with your old email address, you can then update your profile with your new email address.

Our Member Services team are on hand to help, just email membership@rcgp.org.uk

How do I reset my password?

Reset your password and enter your email address. Be sure to check your spam or trash folder for the reply.

Accessing the benefits of my membership

What is RCGP Plus

As part of your RCGP membership you get to experience and enjoy exclusive access to RCGP Plus – a wide variety of additional member benefits and offers from our selected partners for no additional membership fee.

We secure preferential rates, exclusive offers and added value packages for members on a wide range of products, services and experiences with leading brands and retailers.

How do I get my Totum Pro (former NUS) card?

TOTUM Pro is a new discount card for association members, brought to you by the team behind TOTUM powered by NUS extra.

I am interested in becoming a Fellow, how do I do this?

We award fellowship in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine, and general practice in particular. Fellows are ambassadors for RCGP.

In order to be eligible for Fellowship you must have been a continuous member in good standing for 5 years. If you would like to look at paying retrospectively to close any gaps in membership, please contact us.

If you have any further questions regarding fellowship please email us or call us on 020 3188 7665.

RCGP awards

Our awards recognise the contributions made by people working in general practice. In many cases, awards are made possible by generous contributions from RCGP members and sponsor organisations.

Find out more on how to nominate someone for an award.

How do I contact my RCGP representative?

AiTs (Trainee GPs) and First5s (GPs in their first 5 years after qualifying) have dedicated committees to help with the specific needs of those in the early stages of their general practice careers. Contact your representative

All other members can get in touch with their local faculty who are there to support members at a local level. Faculty boards represent members at Council.

How do I get my membership certificate?

RCGP membership certificates acknowledge your membership status and display your pride! By joining RCGP, you have demonstrated your commitment to high professional standards.

If you are a new Member or an AiT upgrading to Member and you have passed MRCGP, MAP and MRCGP[INT] you will automatically receive a membership certificate free of charge.

The certificate displays your College membership, rather than proof of you passing an examination and are only valid whilst your membership remains in good standing.

What did the college achieve in 2018/2019?

Check out some of the College's achievements over the past year.

RCGP volunteering

Make even more of your Royal College of General Practitioners membership by joining our community. Network and connect with your peers, develop personally and professionally and know you are supporting great doctors, providing great care – three incredible reasons to get involved.

Find our latest RCGP Volunteering opportunities

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