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 award-winning 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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Need something else?

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

Visit our join page

See our FAQs page


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