Membership renewals 2024

Thank you for being a valued member of RCPCH's community of 22,600 child health professionals. We appreciate your membership - your support means a lot to us. The current membership year began in January 2024. This page has information about 2024 subscription fees, membership benefits, subscription renewal and how to use your RCPCH online account.

The current economic climate presented some unusual inflationary pressures causing challenges for everyone, including the College. We work hard to keep subscription fees low--there was a reduction in fees for 2022 and a 4% increase for 2023. In order to continue providing the valuable services our members deserve we needed to apply a 6% increase to subscriptions fees for 2024. This was broadly in line with the current rate of inflation.

2024 subscription fees

Membership type UK Rest of Europe/North America Rest of world- high/upper middle income countries Rest of world - low-lower middle income countries
Fellow £630 £447 £286 £227
Ordinary Member £520 £376 £240 £190
Ordinary Member (in training) £388 N/A N/A N/A
Junior Member £117 N/A N/A N/A
Senior Fellow /
Senior Member
£93 £93 £93 £93
Associate Member £299 £283 £74 £74
Affiliate Member £74 £74 £74 £74
  1. Archives of Disease in Childhood is included as a membership benefit for all members, with the option to subscribe to print copies for an additional £35 per year.
  2. Membership is free for Honorary Fellows, foundation doctors and medical students.
  3. Junior members, Ordinary members in training and Associate members who require access to RCPCH ePortfolio pay a training fee on top of their membership subscription.

If you have any further questions to the below, please contact us on membership@rcpch.ac.uk.

Renewing your membership

Your membership was due for renewal in January 2024. In December 2023 we wrote to each of you with information on the exact amount to pay. You can pay by direct debit (UK only), card or via bank transfer. Find our more about when to pay, how to pay, how to apply for concessions, refunds, discounts and tax relief on Membership subscriptions and how to pay.

Spread the cost

You can spread the cost of your membership and opt-in for a monthly direct debit at no additional cost if you have a UK bank account. Login to your RCPCH online account to set this up.

Concessions

We encourage you to apply for a concession if it applies to you:

  1. Less than full-time working (25% off)
  2. Membership of another UK Medical College (25% off)
  3. Moving outside of the UK
  4. Maternity, shared parental or adoption leave
  5. Our-of-programme experience - OOPC, OOPE, OOPR, OOPT
  6. Financial hardship (due to low or no salary, unemployment or ill health)

** If you have received a concession already for 2023, you DO NOT need to re-apply, as the concession will be rolled over into your 2024 membership rate.

** If you have received a Financial hardship concession in 2023, then you would need to re-apply.

Tax relief

Reduce the cost of your subscription fee through tax relief if you are a UK taxpayer.

Additional support

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges lists organisations, services and websites that can offer help to doctors looking for support.

Your RCPCH online account

Your online account is your gateway to online services at the College. You can update your details, book exams, manage your membership and access other websites such as ePortfolio (for training and CPD), RCPCH Learning and Child Protection Portal.

You can find out how to use it on our help using your online account page.

Your membership benefits

We are here to support you at every stage in your career. Members enjoy multiple benefits such as Milestones member magazine, free access to Archives of Disease in Children, access to the Child Protection Portal and invaluable clinical and education resources.

Our impact as a College

We advocate on behalf of our members and children and young people (CYP). We also work to improve learning through digital enhancements like RCPCH Learning and improved curriculums from Progress+. Read our Impact Report and Annual Review to learn more about our work in research, quality improvement, workforce and more.