RCP collegiate membership is available to doctors who hold the MRCP(UK) qualification, including specialty trainees, consultants and NHS consultants in a substantive position.
RCP membership aims to support you to have a successful and enjoyable career – whether you are in training or have been practising for years. We advocate for your needs, help you gain new skills and knowledge, keep you informed of the latest developments and enable you to connect with supportive colleagues through our local, national and global networks.
If you are a medical student or qualified physician and have yet to pass the MRCP(UK) exam, you could be eligible for associate membership.
What we do for you
The RCP is here for you. Your local representatives work together to represent your views nationally. We are your advocates. We are here to protect your best professional interests, ensure you are equipped for workplace success, and provide leadership opportunities that amplify your impact and influence positive change.
Collegiate RCP membership offers a wide range of benefits aimed at your career development, continued education and voice within the government. Some of your benefits include:
- Full online access to Clinical Medicine, Future Healthcare Journal and Commentary magazine to keep you abreast of the latest developments across general medicine, the specialties and the future delivery of healthcare.
- Free and discounted access to conferences and events as well as streamed CPD content via RCP Player.
- Education and training opportunities including free access to elearning modules such as Breaking bad news.
- Discounts and offers including access to TOTUM Pro (formerly NUS Extra) for trainees and 20% off UptoDate.
- Option to pay JRCPTB fees in instalments.
- Our CPD diary and app saving you £165 per year.
- Representation and advocacy through regional and international networks and the opportunity to join RCP working parties, forums and committees.
To see a complete list of benefits you'll receive, download the benefits list at the bottom of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for collegiate membership?
If you are a consultant or an NHS consultant in a substantive post then you are eligible for collegiate membership.
If you are a specialty trainee enrolled in higher medical training with the JRCPTB, you qualify for collegiate membership. We encourage you to spread the cost of your training fees by paying annually alongside your trainee collegiate membership subscription.
If you have passed the MRCP(UK) exam you qualify for collegiate membership.
If you are a qualified international physician who has passed the MRCP(UK) exam you are eligible for collegiate membership.
How much does collegiate membership cost per year?
If applying between 1 July and 31 December
Collegiate membership (UK 0-2 years as a consultant) – £176.00
Collegiate membership (UK 3-4 years as a consultant) – £190.00
Collegiate membership (UK more than 5 years as a consultant) – £222.00
Collegiate membership (international) – £141.00
Collegiate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) – £135.00
Collegiate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) – £304.00
If applying between 1 January and 30 June
Collegiate membership (UK 0-2 years as a consultant) – £88.00
Collegiate membership (UK 3-4 years as a consultant) – £95.00
Collegiate membership (UK more than 5 years as a consultant) – £111.00
Collegiate membership (international) – £70.50
Collegiate membership (trainees enrolled with JRCPTB) – £67.50
Collegiate membership (combined with JRCPTB training fee) – £236.50
Collegiate membership is renewed on 1 October each year
If you are a UK taxpayer, save from 22–40% of the cost of your membership subscription. Please read our payment information document to find out more about subscriptions and concessions.