RCGP membership

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.

Join RCGP now to make us stronger.

Find out about the benefits of joining RCGP.

The College has an infrastructure that supports members wherever they are.

Everything you need to know about RCGP membership, fees, and renewals.

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.

GP wellbeing

GPs are under enormous pressure, which can take a toll on their own health and wellbeing.

Visit our GP wellbeing page

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