Founded in 1952, and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1972, the Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional membership body for GPs.
We are the professional membership body for GPs in the UK with more than 53,000 members worldwide. Our purpose is to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards in general medical practice to improve the care we give our patients.
We support GPs through all stages of their career, from medical students considering general practice, through to training, qualified years and retirement.
Find out more about your membership
We're here to support you throughout your GP training journey.
Resources, support, and opportunities for early career GPs.
The Membership for all route will ensure more GPs are able to benefit from college membership and representation.
We welcome continued involvement from members after retirement.
RCGP near you
RCGP Northern Ireland continues to seek creative opportunities to engage with key decision makers and informers within the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Health Service in Northern Ireland.
RCGP Scotland has built a strong working relationship with the Scottish Government working directly to deliver The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHS Scotland.
RCGP Wales works closely with a range of stakeholders to support GPs and promote excellence in primary healthcare in Wales.
Find out more about our International Membership (MRCGP[INT]), International affiliate membership and benefits.