RCPCH Associate members can reside anywhere in the world. You can apply to become an RCPCH Associate member if you hold a primary medical qualification and work mainly in child health.
We offer an optional reduced subscription to our journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Associate members have the option to register for training for access to RCPCH ePortfolio (additional cost).
Associate membership of the RCPCH may be of particular interest to SAS doctors, Clinical Fellows, Trust Doctors, and General Practitioners who have not passed MRCPCH clinical and work mainly with children, especially if applying for the Diploma of Child Health.
Membership per year
North America and Europe
Training per year
Access to College publications, including online Child Protection Companion and the Paediatrician’s Handbook
Discounted fees for Annual Conference and other events
Listing on online members' directory
Option to receive regular email news bulletins
Use of the members' room in RCPCH London
Representation on Council
Continuing professional development (CPD) tools and advice (£205 to non-members)
Option to subscribe to the College journal, Archives of Disease in Childhood, for £100 (cost to non members £409)
RCPCH account with personalised dashboard
The innovative Paediatric Care Online resource
Access to Research Funding Database
Option to register for training and access our online assessment tool, RCPCH ePortfolio, for an additional annual fee.
You must be working as a medical practitioner, with at least 50% of your work related to child health.
Associate membership may be of particular interest to Staff, Associate Specialist and Specialty (SAS) Doctors, Clinical Fellows, Trust Doctors, Locums and General Practitioners (GPs) who work mainly with children, especially if applying for the Diploma of Child Health.
Associate members are admitted on a monthly basis. Applications received by the 14th of each month will be considered for commencement of ordinary membership from the 1st of the following month.
Please ensure you read the membership bye-laws and regulations before applying.