RCGP membership

The RCGP is your professional home, bringing together more than 54,000 GPs worldwide. It's led by GPs and cares for all GPs, whatever their career stage and wherever they practise.

We ensure you're fully supported and protected, providing a safe space to practise.

At the RCGP we support each other so we can all achieve and maintain the highest standards in patient care, sharing knowledge and experience every step of the way, throughout your clinical career and beyond.

We come together as a professional family, listening to each other, sharing a diverse wealth of knowledge, and speaking as one powerful voice for general practice.

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Renew your membership online by logging into your MyRCGP account. From here, you can also manage your payment plan to spread the cost of your membership fee.

Join our diverse community of over 54,000 GPs

Find out more with our FAQs or call our friendly Member Services team on 020 3188 7766.

Why should I become an RCGP member?

When you’re welcomed as part of the RCGP family, you’ll receive support and guidance to help you shape your life in general practice. As your professional home, you’ll also form close bonds with other GPs who understand the challenges you face through your career – and want to celebrate your achievements.

As you move through your working life, we’re here to help build on your achievements, grow your career and develop your leadership skills. Our free clinical courses, learning hubs, and Essential Knowledge Updates keep you updated with the latest clinical developments.

Joining the RCGP gives you the opportunity to connect with 54,000 members who have similar needs and interests. This network can provide support and advice wherever you are in your career and wherever you're located.

Be part of our strong collective voice of over 54,000 GPs to help us lobby governments, influence change and find solutions to challenges and opportunities you face in general practice. We ask our members for input to direct and drive our conversation.

Our awards, Fellowship, and ceremonies recognise the excellence, efforts and contributions that have been made across general practice.
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GP trainees

We’re always here to support you as you progress through your GP training journey.

GP trainees


Early career GPs

We’ll help build your confidence as you transition into your first five years of independent practice.

Early career GPs


Established GPs

We’ll support your ongoing professional development, opening up new opportunities and experiences beyond your first five years of independent practice.

Established GPs

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Life after practice

We’ll provide ways to share your knowledge and experience to support the next generation.

Life after practice

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International membership

We’ll provide ways to demonstrate your commitment to achieving the highest standards in primary care.

International membership

What is a GP?

Read the RCGP definition of what a GP is, and the important work they do.

Definition of a GP
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Member ceremonies

Member ceremonies are special events hosted by our President to welcome full Members and Fellows to RCGP. They are held from September through to May. It's a great opportunity for you and your loved ones to celebrate the achievement of attaining FRCGP, MRCGP, MRCGP[INT] or MAP.

Visit our Member ceremonies page
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Upcoming events

19 June 2024

Population Health Management through Disease Prevalence Improvement

Effective population health management (PHM) improves patient safety, reduces health inequalities and enhances general practice efficiency. With increasing patient complexity and need, the significance of PHM is clear. Join us for a meal and educational session to discuss strategies to improve patient outcomes through prevention, prediction and early intervention within diverse patient populations. We will provide an insight into the role Disease Prevalence plays in effective PHM systems whilst equipping you with strategies to tackle health inequality.

19 June 2024

North East London Faculty Board Meeting | June 2024

Our Faculty board meet four times per year in February, June September and November and is made up of GP volunteers and Lay representatives. We also have representation from local groups such as student's groups, First 5 and AiTs.

19 June 2024

Mersey Faculty board meeting | June 2024

Our Faculty board meet four times per year in February, June, September and November and is made up of GP volunteers and Lay representatives. We also have representation from local groups such as student's groups, First 5 and AiTs. All members from the Mersey Faculty are welcome to observe at meetings.

19 June 2024

Surviving mid-career – look after yourself, retirement is still a long way away

Calling all mid-career GPs, join us to find out more about surviving the mid-career stage, and how to develop yourself to survive. We need to support a valued career stage, this event will help you navigate some pitfalls.

Need something else?

As an RCGP member, there's always someone you can ask.

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