Your membership

Information about your membership at the RCPCH, including your online account, subscriptions and managing payments, your membership certificate and ceremony, the College journal and our bye-laws and regulations.

How we support members

We support members at different stages in their career - from students to trainees to career grade paediatricians, including consultants and staff, associate specialist and specialty (SAS) doctors.

More about how we support members

Your RCPCH online account

Your account is your gateway to online member services. These include resources such as the member dashboard and Compass, the online classroom.

Sign in to view and update your details such as contact information and interests. You can pay your subscriptions, register and apply for examinations, and book events.

More about your online account

Subscriptions and how to pay

Your annual subscription covers a range of benefits for your membership level. It enables us to work together to achieve our vision of a healthier future for children and young people across the world. And, it allows us to support your professional development and clinical practice.

Your subscription rate depends on your membership level and, for some categories, where you live. Concessions may be available for some members, for example, due to financial hardship, maternity leave or working less than full time.

To pay by direct debit, credit or debit card or cheque, sign in, go to your Account (in the website header) and go to the tab, Manage My Membership Subscription.

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Your membership certificate and ceremony

We invite new ordinary members and fellows of the College to commemorate their achievement at a membership ceremony and receive their certificate. The ceremony takes place three times a year in locations across the UK.

If you do not attend the ceremony, we will send your certificate by post.

More about your membership certificate and ceremony (you will need to sign in)

Archives of Disease in Childhood (ADC)

All ordinary members and fellows receive this academic journal, co-produced by the College, as part of their membership. Members at other levels can choose to subscribe to the journal at a reduced rate.

More about ADC

Bye-laws and regulations

The College has a Royal Charter and is governed by bye-laws and regulations. The College regularly reviews the membership bye-laws and regulations to ensure they comply with current legislation and best practice.

More about bye-laws and regulations

Resigning as a member

If you are considering resigning your membership, please contact our Member Services Team. You may be eligible for a concession or alternative subscription rate. Members who are permanently retired may wish to continue as a senior member or fellow.

If you choose to resign, you will lose any right you may have had to use the designations MRCPCH or FRCPCH.

More about resigning


If you have any questions or comments about your membership, please contact our Member Services Team.

  • Email:
  • Phone: +44 (0) 20 7092 6060 (Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00 GMT)
  • Post: Member Services, RCPCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH

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