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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Registration & subscription fees for members in the UK


From January 1st 2014

Category Registration Subscription
Fellows £491 £590
Members £178 £425
Specialist Associates £178 £425
Foundation Affiliates   £256
Affiliates £89 £339
Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainees   £134 (or £178 with printed copies of the BJP and The Psychiatrist)
Corresponding Associates   £167
Mental Health Associates   £154
Retired   £143
Over 40 Years membership, or over 75 years of age   NIL


(i) Payment Methods and Administrative Charges.
The rates shown above are for payment by one Direct Debit (in January). For payment by two Direct Debit instalments (January and June) add £10 and for payment by cheque or credit/debit card add £25. PMPTs and members in the Retired Category may use any of these payment methods without an administrative charge.

If you would like to set up a direct debit then please click here.


(ii) Joint Membership Discount
Fellows, Members, Specialist Associates and Affiliates can receive the joint membership rate if two members share the same address and one set of journals. The saving is £30 per person, per year.


(iii) Discount for Members working Part Time from 2014.
Fellows, Members, Specialist Associates and Affiliates working less than a full week and whose earnings are expected to be less than £34,061 in the calendar year January - December 2014 may apply for a 50% discount on fees. The relevant application form can be downloaded here.


(iv) Tax Relief
The membership subscription is automatically tax deductible in the United Kingdom. At present it will effectively save at least 20% of the cost of the subscription, 40% for higher rate tax payers. The list under which your college subscriptions are classified as tax deductible can be located on theHMRC website. Under P it lists: ‘Psychiatrists, Royal College of’.

Members can now view and print subscription receipts through the Secure Members’ Area, click here to access the receipts page.


If there are special circumstances that might merit a reduced subscription for a period of time please write in confidence to the Honorary Treasurer at the College.

When you retire from Psychiatric practice please complete a Retirement Declaration Form. You can obtain one from the Membership Data Office or download it here.

Please contact the Membership Data Office for further information.

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