Affiliate membership - non-doctors

We know it’s not only paediatricians who are committed to improving child health outcomes and 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 primary medical qualification. If you're a paediatric or neonatal nurse, pharmacist, social worker, teacher, school nurse or allied health professional, join us as an affiliate member.

Advanced nurse practitioners in training may also add RCPCH ePortfolio, our online learning tool, through oversight from a third party professional body.



Annual Fee           


Monthly Fee

(UK bank accounts only)

Membership only

£65 £5.42

With Archives of Disease in Childhood subscription
£165 £13.75



  • 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 saving, as the cost to non-members is £409 per year.

You can add this subscription when 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.

Application timeline

Applications are usually processed within five working days of receipt.

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

Download the RCPCH Affiliate Membership non doctors leaflet (PDF, 306KB)