Most members in the UK pay their subscriptions by Direct Debit.
You can set up your Direct Debit to be taken in one instalment
(January), two Direct Debit instalments (January and July) or
we have recently set up the option to pay in quarterly
Direct Debit instalments (January, April, July and
Alternatively, please download and complete the form
below and return it to the Membership Data Office at the
College. If you wish to pay by two or four instalments then
please include a note with your returned form, otherwise we will
take the subscription out in one instalment. Please write your
College membership number as the reference number on the direct
debit form. Please complete and return your
form by the middle of December before the year you wish
to pay by Direct Debit.
The membership subscription is automatically tax deductible in
the United Kingdom. At present it will save effectively 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 the HMRC website. Under R it
lists: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Members can now view
and print subscription receipts through the Secure Members’
Part-time work, maternity leave
or career break
UK Fellows, Members, Specialist Associates and Affiliates
can apply for a reduction of 50% of fees for 2018 if earnings
for the subscription year are expected to be below
£38,380 (figure based upon the BMA
subscription scheme). Please contact the Membership Data Office for
a Declaration Form or download.
This concession is available for one year at a time, so
even if you were on this rate for 2017 you should reapply if your
circumstances have not changed.
The College defines retirement as having left one's principal
NHS/Health Board/Academic post and earning no more than 10% of the
mid point of an NHS Consultant's salary from any
continuing professional work (approx £11,000 at the moment).
This earning figure refers specifically to ongoing gross income
from professional practice- pension income is excluded from this
calculation. Please contact the Membership Data Office
for a Declaration Form or download.
Membership benefits continue without payment of further fees
when a member achieves 40 years in membership (including membership
of RMPA) or from 75 years of age. There is no need to make
application - the Membership Data Office will work from information
on the College database and apply the rate from 1 January following
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
The Honorary Treasurer retains the authority to make other
reductions where special circumstances are not appropriately
addressed by the above categories. If you think this applies,
please write to him in confidence at the College.
From 2002 a banding system has applied for overseas
subscriptions. The scheme aims to address the fact that College
fees can be a disproportionately high percentage of income for
members working in some countries. Overseas rates have been applied
automatically according to the address held for members outside the
UK and you do not need to make any application. The schedule of country bandings is available on
the College Website or on request from the Membership Data Office.
It is based upon a similar scheme operated by the World Psychiatric
Association and upon economic data supplied by the World
Overseas members in Bands C or D can apply for a reduced rate if
their monthly income is below a certain amount. Find out more
information about reduced
rate of subscription.