Become an Associate Member

Join a network of medical practitioners with an interest in transforming the health of children and young people!

To apply for associate membership, you'll need to hold a primary medical qualification and work mainly in child health, and can live anywhere in the world. Some associate members also register for training with us.
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About Associate membership

Associate membership may be of interest to:

  • SAS (Specialist and Specialty) doctors working in paediatrics
  • Associate Specialists
  • Trust Doctors
  • General Practitioners who have not passed MRCPCH Clinical - especially if pursuing, or have, the Diploma of Child Health

About Associate membership with training

Some Associate members also register for training with us - for access to RCPCH ePortfolio and training support. If you're applying for the Portfolio Pathway (previously Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration CESR), in the UK, or you plan to join the training programme in future, you'll want to add training to your membership.

Associate membership with training may be of interest to:

  • Locally Employed
  • Clinical Fellows
  • "F3 Doctors"
  • Locum Appointment for Training (LAT) doctors

Already have Associate membership and want to add on training? Contact our Training Services team on


  • Digital subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood
  • Quarterly magazine, Milestones
  • Discounted fees for RCPCH Conference and other events
  • Option to receive regular email news bulletins
  • Use of the members' room in our London office
  • Representation on Council
  • Regional support
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) tools and advice (£205 to non-members)
  • Full access to the Child Protection Portal, including the Companion and other resources
  • TOTUM PRO eligibility

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Subscriptions 2024

  UK UK monthly Direct Debit Europe and North America Rest of world
Full time
Membership only £299 £24.92 £283 £74
Membership and training £424 £35.33 N/A N/A
Less than full time (LTFT)
Membership only (LTFT) £224 £18.67 N/A N/A
Membership and training (LTFT) £299 £24.92 N/A N/A

Discounted membership in your first year

We offer a 50% reduction to membership and training fees for the first year of Associate membership for those who:

  • work as a doctor in the UK
  • are not currently an RCPCH member.

    Application timeline

    We admit Associate members on a monthly basis. Applications received will be considered for commencement of membership from the 1st of the following month.

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


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