Through knowledge sharing and powerful advocacy, use your voice as a champion of the profession and celebrate your contribution to general practice.
Can I still be a member of the RCGP when I’ve retired?
Of course. You may have retired from general practice, but your relationship with the RCGP can continue and grow and flourish. Now is the time to recognise your achievements, pass on your knowledge, celebrate a life well lived.
What membership options are available for retired GPs?
If you have fully retired and relinquished your licence to practice and no longer participate in the annual appraisal cycle, you will get a 75% discount on our full membership fee.
Alternatively, you can apply for Life membership by paying a lump sum equal to three times the full annual subscription fee for the current membership year. Life membership payments are tax deductible, provided payment is made during the retirement year while still in employment. If you have reached 40 years continuous membership or are age 70 by 1 April, you will automatically be awarded Life Membership or Life Associateship. No further membership fees will be due.
Discuss your options with our friendly Member Services team on 020 3188 7766 or email us.
Key benefits and resources
Discover new opportunities
Explore opportunities, non-clinical skills, and new ways to get involved. Pass on your experience and pride in the profession with opportunities to give back through volunteering or becoming a mentor.
Enjoy a sense of belonging and professional companionship with over 54,000 members. Stay in touch with peers, colleagues and progress at our events, or online via the Members' Forum.
Apply for Fellowship
Get recognition for the valued contribution you’ve made to medicine, the community and general practice.
Join the Later Career and Retired Members (LCARM) Community Group
Discover the work of our Later Career and Retired Members (LCARM) Community Group, representing the interests of later career and retired members.
GP training and registration: Who's who
We've put together a guide which makes it easier to understand which GP organisation does what.
Need something else?
As an RCGP member there’s always someone you can ask.