Membership subscription categories and rates for 2013
All rates listed below include a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood. unless stated.
Please note that new members who are admitted after completing the MRCPCH exam part II clinical are not eligible to claim for any concession for their first year of membership. A full UK rate must be paid for the first year of membership.
are available for members who are struggling to pay their membership subscription due to financial hardship. If you wish to apply for discounted membership due to financial hardship please email the member services team outlining your circumstances in confidence.
Those registered to use ePortfolio, ASSET and START andwill pay a trainee registration fee in addition to their membership subscription. This covers the cost of using these tools. If you have any queries regarding this fee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- UK and Republic of Ireland £473
- Residing overseas rest of EU and North America £355
Elsewhere overseas £226
(Fellows' subscriptions are charged at the equivalent Ordinary Member rate for the first three years following registration on the UK GMC specialist register in Paediatrics).
- UK and Republic of Ireland £388
- Residing overseas Rest of EU and North America £296
- Elsewhere overseas £189
- UK, Republic of Ireland, Rest of EU and North America £298
- Elsewhere overseas £294
- UK, Republic of Ireland, Rest of EU and North America without Archives £198
- Elsewhere overseas without Archives £194
- UK Only £175
- Without Archives £75
- With Archives £154
- Without Archives £54
- Over 80 without Archives FREE
- Over 80 with Archives £100
- Without a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood £50
- With a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood £150
- Without a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood £70
- With a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood £170
- Without a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood FREE
- With a subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood £50
- Honorary Fellows do not pay a membership subscription. However, £100 is payable if they wish to receive Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Levies and surcharges:
Fellows, Ordinary and Associate members who are resident in the UK pay two annual levies.
- £5 to support the RCPCH Visiting Fellowship.
- An Overseas Levy of 2% of the membership subscription to fund development of overseas activities.
We encourage members who have a UK bank account to pay their subscription by annual direct debit as this is an efficient and cost-effective way for us to collect your subscription. If you would like to pay by direct debit, and do not already do so, please complete and return a Direct Debit Form (PDF, 121KB, 1 page).
UK residents who choose not to pay their subscription by annual direct debit pay surcharges, which are as follows;
- Half yearly direct debit £5
- Monthly direct debit £10
- Credit/debit card or cheque/bankers draft £50
Non-UK residents and those in the UK unable to pay by direct debit do not have to pay a surcharge.
- If paying by cheque or banker's draft, please write your name and membership number on the reverse and make it payable to "Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health".
- Members who are paying by credit/debit card can pay on-line by logging in to the website or they can complete and return the Credit Card Payment Form (PDF, 49KB, 1 page) .
Tax status for UK residents
Please note that the membership subscription is fully allowable as a deduction from taxable income which means you can claim back at least 22% of your membership subscription. The first time you ask for tax relief for your expenses you'll have to contact HMRC in writing. If you claiming back over £1,000 they will ask you to fill in form P87 to give more details. The address for HMRC is
HM Revenue & Customs
Pay As You Earn
PO Box 1970
More information on how to claim tax relief can be found on the HMRC website
Please find outlined below all of the standard concessions. If you wish to apply for one you will need to complete this form1 page)
Discount for not receiving Archives
a) Co-habiting members only receiving one copy of Archives of Disease in Childhood - £65 reduction.
b) Associate, Junior, Senior Members, Senior Fellows and Honorary Fellows may opt not to receive Archives of Disease in Childhood - £100 reduction.
Fellows, Ordinary and Associate Members resident in the UK working seven or fewer sessions (in total), or 3.5 days a week or less if not in a clinical post.
25% reduction - please supply letter from employer confirming part time status.
Fellows, Ordinary or Associate members resident in the UK who are not working in Paediatrics and are a member of another medical college
25% reduction - please supply membership number of the other medical college.
Discount for those on College VSO Scheme
Those on the College VSO Scheme pay just £100 to cover their subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Non standard Concessions are sometimes available
a) Maternity Leave - please email member services or write to the College letting us know the dates during your maternity leave you are on full, half and/or no pay.
b) Voluntary work related to Paediatrics - please email member services or write to the College letting us know the dates and nature of your voluntary work.
c) Financial hardship eg due to low or no salary, unemployment or ill health. Please email member services or write to the College letting us know your salary, or if unemployed or on sick leave the dates you have been out of work.
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