Affiliate membership - non-doctors

We know it’s not only paediatricians who are committed to improving child health outcomes and who share our vision of a healthier future for children and young people across the world.

Affiliate membership is open to those with a professional interest in child health, but without a a primary medical qualification. If you're paediatric or neonatal nurse, pharmacist, social worker or allied health professional, join us as an affiliate member.

Advanced nurse practitioners may also add RCPCH ePortfolio, our online learning tool.



Annual Fee           


Monthly Fee

(UK bank accounts only)

- Membership only

£64 £5.33

- With Archives of Disease in Childhood subscription
£164 £13.64

- With RCPCH ePortfolo (for Advanced Nurse Practotioners)
£124 £10.33



Access to Paediatric Care Online, our online resource that supports daily clinical practice by providing immediate, accessible information, and including Child Protection Companion (cost to non-members is £60 per year)

Quarterly newsletter

Option to receive regular email news bulletins

Reduced fees for RCPCH Conference and other courses and events

Listing on and access to online members' directory

Use of the members' room in RCPCH London

Member dashboard on website, with content tailored to you

With Archives of Disease in Childhood

You may wish to add a subscription to our journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, for an additional cost of £100 per year. This is a significant savings, as the cost to non-members is £409 per year.

You can add this subscription when you apply for affiliate membership. 

With RCPCH ePortfolio 

If you are an advanced neonatal nurse practioner (ANNP) or advanced paediatric nurse practioner (APNP), you may wish to add an account on RCPCH ePortfolio for an additional cost of £60 per year. This online learning tool allows you to record your learning.  

If interested, please contact our Training Services team on after you apply for affiliate membership.


Anybody with working or with a professional interest in child health who is not a medical doctor can apply for affiliate membership.

It may be of particular interest to paediatric nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other allied healthcare professionals, as well as those working or volunteering in child health organisations.

Information sheet

Download affiliate information sheet (PDF, 382KB)

Application timeline

Applications are usually processed within five working days of receipt.

Please read the membership bye-laws and regulations before applying.