Benefits of membership

As a member of the College, you are entitled to numerous benefits, and we hope that you will take advantage of these.

  • The British Journal of PsychiatryBJPsych Bulletin and BJPsych International - subscriptions to these prestigious journals (worth over £300 a year) and their delivery to your door are included in the membership fee.
  • Free online access to the BJPsych Advances journal and discounted subscription to the print copy.
  • Discounted subscription to the College's CPD Online.
  • Free access to the Evidence Based Mental Health journal.  Specialist Associates will also be able to subscribe to the print copy of this journal for the low price of £10 per year.
  • Free access to the online version of the Australasian Psychiatry journal.
  • Use of the College Library - offering remote access to journals and databases including Medline, PsychINFO, The Lancet Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry. We can also help with literature searches and online access to the BNF and Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines.
  • Eligible to vote in College elections and may stand for election or appointment to all College posts (except Examiner for the MRCPsych Examination).
  • The opportunity to join FacultiesDevolved Nations and Divisions of the College and eligibility for election to Committees.
  • Invitations to academic meetings, conferences and social events, including the Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility to hire rooms at reduced rates at the College's central London premises for meetings or private events.
  • Access to a full range of support services offered by the Professional Standards Department - including the College's Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • 10% discount off the full price of RCPsych Publications products.
  • The British Journal of Psychiatry, BJPsych Bulletin and BJPsych International - subscriptions to these prestigious journals (worth over £300 a year) and their delivery to your door are included in the membership fee.
  • Free online access to the BJPsych Advances journal and discounted subscription to the print copy.
  • Discounted subscription to the College's CPD Online.
  • Free access to the Evidence Based Mental Health journal. Specialist Associates will also be able to subscribe to the print copy of this journal for the low price of £10 per year.
  • Free access to the online version of the Australasian Psychiatry journal.
  • Use of the College Library - offering remote access to journals and databases including Medline, PsychINFO, The Lancet Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry. We can also help with literature searches and online access to the BNF and Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines.
  • The opportunity to join FacultiesDevolved Nations and Divisions of the College and eligibility for election to Committees.
  • Invitations to academic meetings, conferences and social events, including the Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility to hire roomsat reduced rates at the College's central London premises for meetings or private events.
  • Access to a full range of support services offered by the Professional Standards Department - including the College's Continuing Professional Development programme.
  • 10% discount off the full price of RCPsych Publications products.

  • Includes fees for Portfolio Online
  • College publications – Free Online access to the British Journal of Psychiatry, BJPsych Bulletin, BJPsych Advances and Evidence-Based Mental Health journals
  • Upgrade your free online subscriptions to print at a substantial discount, for BJPsych Advances (£56), British Journal of Psychiatry + BJPsych Bulletin (£44) and Evidence-Based Mental Health (£10)*
  • Minimum of 50% discount at most College Faculty meetings and at the College Annual Meeting, which is an international conference offering over 50 academic sessions, 30 workshops, 12 institutes
  • Includes fees for recommendations to the GMC for CCT/CESR CP.
  • Annual dedicated meeting for New Trainees
  • Dedicated Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee webpages and discussion groups
  • Copy of New Guide to Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry
  • Recommended reading list for trainees
  • Information on flexible training
  • 10% discount Council reports and RCPsych Publications books and products
  • Devolved Nation or local Division membership
  • Affiliation to Specialist Faculties (non-voting capacity)
  • Access to regional advisor and guidance on regional issues
  • Opportunity to join Special Interest Groups.
  • Opportunity to contribute to College policy
  • Opportunity to contribute to the work of the College - advertisements for volunteers appear in the Psychiatrist
  • Reduced rates for selected courses run by the College's Centre for Advanced Learning & Conferences (CALC).
  • Use of the College Library - offering remote access to journals and databases including Medline, PsychINFO, The Lancet Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry. We can also help with literature searches and online access to the BNF and Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines.
  • 50% reduction for private room hire at College between 8 am and 7 pm weekdays.
  • Purchase of College memorabilia
*Prices for mailing addresses in the UK; rates elsewhere may vary.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists is one of the world's leading membership organisations for psychiatrists.
 
Through its members, the College is at the forefront of international developments in psychiatry.
 
International Associateship enables you to share your experience as a psychiatrist and receive the following benefits

 

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