Join RCGP today

Our purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice. The five reasons to be a member of the College all support our purpose:

  • You're always learning
  • You're part of a community
  • You're taking care of your wellbeing
  • You're part of the conversation
  • You're shaping the future

Find out how to join


Membership fees

Qualified GPs fees

Membership fees for Associates, Members and Fellows and those applying through the Membership for all pathway.

2021/22 Membership Fees

Earnings / Circumstances

Renewal / Joining between
1 April and 30 June 2021

Joining between
1 July and 30 September 2021

Joining between
1 October and 31 December 2021

Joining between
1 January and 31 March 2022

Earnings of £50,001 and above1

£544.00

£408.00 £272.00 £136.00

Earnings of £12,501 - £50,0001

or

Circumstances: Member of another Royal Medical College or Faculty where appraisal is conducted within the other specialism2

£272.00

£204.00

£136.00 £68.00

Earnings less than £12,5001

or

Circumstances: Not in active employment due to
- career break3
- retirement (permanently retired from medical practice)
- maternity, paternity or adoption leave

£136.00

Please contact Member Services for a pro rata joining fee.

Discounted fee for First two years post qualification

£444.00 £333.00 £222.00 £111.00
  1. Based on your earnings from the previous tax year.
  2. If your annual appraisal is completed in the field of General Practice, this discount is not applicable. The discount applies only to those that have completed an annual appraisal with another medical organisation for which membership of the other Medical Royal College or Faculty is their primary specialism. You may be asked to provide evidence of your annual appraisal, if applying for this discount.
  3. For leave/retirement commencing before 1 July. Outside of this period your fee will be assessed on a pro rata basis.

Associates in Training (AiT) fees

AiT Membership is for qualified Doctors who have yet to sit the MRCGP Examinations.

Initial registration fee

There is a registration fee of £284.00 which is reduced to £71.00 is signing up between December and February.

Training pathway annual subscription*

Full Time and Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training - 76% or more

£413.00

Less Than Full Time Training - 75% or less

£207.00

Maternity / Parental / Adoption Leave

£207.00

Pre 2015 AiTs (with tick)

£207.00

*due on 1 April every year until you complete your training

Medical students and foundation doctors fees

Membership of RCGP is free for medical students and foundation doctors based in the UK.

International member fees

Membership renewal is due on 1 April each year. New joiners pay their first year’s fees pro-rata, based on the date of joining.

International membership fees apply to:

  • Associates, Members and Fellows living outside the United Kingdom
  • International Members and Fellows (MRCGP[INT] / FRCGP[INT])

Country of residence 

Membership fees are based on the World Bank country classification list. Fees are applied by your country of residence or medical practice, not your nationality or place of birth.

2021/22 International Membership Fees

Country classification Joining between
1 April and 30 June 2021
 
Joining between
1 July and 30 September 2021
Joining between
1 October and 31 December 2021

Joining between
1 January and 31 March 2022

High income countries  £272.00  £204.00 £136.00  £68.00

High income countries - fully retired

or

Upper middle income countries

 £137.00  £102.75 £68.50  £34.25
Lower-middle income countries  £69.00 £51.75  £34.50  £17.25
Low-income countries  £35.00 £26.25 £17.50  £8.75

Check your country classification (PDF)

International affiliate fees

The four fee bands are as follows:

  • Band A - £136 - Higher Economies e.g. Malta, USA, Canada, Australia, Ireland, Russia
  • Band B - £68 - Upper Middle Economies e.g. China, Brazil, Mexico
  • Band C - £34 - Lower Middle Economies e.g. India, Vietnam, Mongolia
  • Band D - £17 - Lower Economies e.g. Afghanistan, Cambodia, Mali, Myanmar

Full list of the World Bank income country categorisation [XLS]

High Income

1 April - 30 June 2020: £136.00 1 July - 30 September 2020: £102.00 1 October - 31 December 2020: £68.00 1 January - 31 March 2021: £34.00

Upper Middle Income

1 April - 30 June 2020: £68.00 1 July - 30 September 2020: £51.00 1 October - 31 December 2020: £34.00 1 January - 31 March 2021: £17.00

Lower Middle Income

1 April - 30 June 2020: £34.00 1 July - 30 September 2020: £25.50 1 October - 31 December 2020: £17.00 1 January - 31 March 2021: £8.50

Low Income

1 April - 30 June 2020: £17.00 1 July - 30 September 2020: £12.75 1 October - 31 December 2020: £8.50 1 January - 31 March 2021: £4.25

How to pay: methods of payment

Direct Debit (UK bank accounts only)

Spread the cost of your membership fee over the year. Direct Debit is the safest, most cost-effective and easiest way to make recurring payments.

We offer three options for making a payment by Direct Debit:

  • Annually: 1 instalment collected on or immediately after 1 April each year if set up before 16 March. 7 days from setup date or on 1 day of the following month if set up at a later date. 
  • Quarterly: 4 instalments if set up before 16 March, to be collected on 1 April, 1 July, 1 October, 1 January or immediately after. Dates and number of instalments vary if set up at a later date.
  • Monthly: 12 instalments if set up before 16 March, to be collected from 1 April to 1 March or immediately after. Fewer instalments if set up at a later date.

How to set up a Direct Debit

Online

During Renewal (starting around mid-February): Log into MyRCGP and click on 'Renew your membership'

New Direct Debit - needs to be set up between mid-February and the end of July
Existing Direct Debit - all changes need to be updated between mid-February and 16 March

Phone

Call us on 0203 188 7766 to set up a Direct Debit if you are the sole bank account holder. 

Email

Download the Direct Debit mandate and return it via email. 

If you're setting up the Direct Debit arrangement after 1 April, we will tell you your collection dates, as they won't be in line with the standard schedule.

We will write to you at least two weeks before to the first collection in April, in any subscription year. 

Debit / credit card

We only accept MasterCard, Visa, Visa Debit and Maestro. We do not accept American Express. 

You can pay online during renewal (from mid-February) by logging in to your RCGP account and clicking on 'Renew your membership'

If you have already renewed you membership but need to change your payment method throughout the subscription year, please call the Member Services Team on +44 (0)20 3188 7766.

Cheque or bank draft

If payment cannot be completed online via Direct Debit or card, we accept sterling cheques or bank drafts payable in the United Kingdom.
They should be made payable to The Royal College of General Practitioners and posted to:

Member Services - 4th Floor
Royal College of General Practitioners
30 Euston Square 
London 
NW1 2FB

Please ensure that you write your RCGP Member number on the reverse side of the cheque. Due to the current situation, it may take up to 10 weeks to cash your cheque.

Receipts

After payment of your subscription/registration fees, you can access receipts by logging in to your MyRCGP account (top right of this page).

Once you have logged in, please click on 'Manage your membership', then 'Order History' where you will find your receipts.

Don't forget to claim your tax back from HMRC to reduce your membership fees even further!

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