FAQs

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What are the routes to membership?
How can I pay my membership fees?
When are membership fees due?
What are the benefits of paying by Direct Debit?
Can I request a receipt for membership fees paid?
Can I claim a reduction in my subscription fee?
I am retiring – do I have to inform the College?
I have changed my name – do I have to inform the College?
I have lost my Fellowship certificate – can I get a replacement?
I am a new Fellow – when will I receive my certificate?
I am a new member – what fees do I need to pay and when?
My employer requires confirmation of my membership – can this be provided by the College?
I have not paid my fees -  will my membership continue?
I did not pay my fees and I have been removed from the College Register – can I regain my membership?
I have changed my contact details - how I can I advise the College of my new details?
How do I get access to the Fellows' area of the College website?
I have changed my address yet I am still receiving the Clinical Oncology/Clinical Radiology journal at my previous address?
Will my subscription fees be reduced if I do not receive the paper edition of Clinical Oncology/Clinical Radiology?
My spouse/partner is a Fellow/member, what will my membership fee be?
How do I get access to the Members' Directory?
How do I inform the College of a member’s death?
How do I contact the Membership Department?

 

What are the routes of membership?
The routes to membership are laid down in Regulations 3 and 4 of the College Categories of membership. Current subscription rates are available.

How can I pay my membership fees?
Subscription fees can be paid using the following methods.

  • Direct Debit: members who elect to pay their fees by direct debit have the option to either pay annually or pay in instalments over ten months. Please download a direct debit mandate form
  • Credit card: all major credit cards are accepted. Members can provide their credit card details by post, on the payment slip that is provided within the Annual Notification email sent to you each year. Payment can also be made online.
  • Sterling cheque: cheques should be made payable to 'The Royal College of Radiologists' and sent with your payment slip or details of your membership number to: Membership Department, The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3JW.

When are membership fees due?
Membership fees are due on or around the 1 June of each calendar year. An invoice detailing the amount due is sent in May each year to all current members.

What are the benefits of paying by Direct Debit?
The benefits of joining our Direct Debit scheme are:
• no concerns about remembering to pay at the right time
• no need to write out and post cheques, or provide your credit card details
• possible reduction in bank charges.

Can I request a receipt for membership fees paid?
Log in to MyRCR using your RCR login details. Click on the ‘Edit’ link under your name at the top of the page. You will see a ‘Receipts’ tab where you can download receipts for your membership payments

Can I claim a reduction in my subscription fee?
You can claim a 50% reduction if you are a Fellow or member based in the UK, paying the full fee, and you are earning less than £35,000 per annum before tax. To claim this reduction, please download the following form.

If you are on maternity leave, or about to go on maternity leave and wish to claim a reduction on your subscription fee, please contact the membership department with the following details: Number of weeks you will receive full pay, half pay and SMP/No Pay. We will also need to know the exact dates you commence and finish maternity leave. We will adjust your fee accordingly and inform you via email.  N.B.  Trainees going on maternity leave should also inform our training department so that your provisional CCT date can be amended accordingly.

I am retiring – do I have to inform the College?
Yes. On retirement from remunerative practice or on reaching the age of 65, members can apply for the Non-practising membership category which entitles them to a significantly reduced subscription rate. Please email the Membership Department or telephone +44 (0)20 7406 5951, and we will update your membership category.

I have changed my name – do I have to inform the College?
Yes. Please send in a copy of any formal documentation to the Membership Department that confirms that you have changed your name. We will then be able to update your records accordingly.

I have lost my Fellowship certificate – can I get a replacement?
Yes. Please contact the Training Administrator by email. We charge an administrative fee of £25 for replacement certificates.

I am a new Fellow – when will I receive my certificate?
Your certificate will be presented to you at our awards ceremony for new Fellows. If you are not attending the ceremony, your Fellowship certificate will be posted out shortly after the ceremony. Please ensure that we hold your most recent postal address so we send your certificate to the correct address.

I am a new member - what fees do I need to pay and when? 
You will receive an invoice detailing the amount due for membership. The subscription year runs from 1 June to 31 May each year. See our further details on subscription fees. Invoices for subscriptions fees are payable upon receipt.

My employer requires confirmation of my membership – can this be provided by the College?
Yes. We can confirm that you are a member of the College, and if applicable, we can also confirm that you are a participant in our continuing professional development scheme. We will also confirm that all current subscription fees are paid to date.

I have not paid my fees will my membership continue?
No. If you are severely overdue in the payment of your subscription fees, College Council can remove you from the College Register under By-Law 6, which states:

'The Council may determine that any member who is in arrear with any fee or subscription due from him, for one year or more, shall cease to be a member. Upon any such determination being made the member’s name shall be removed from the Register, and he shall thereupon cease to be a member but shall nevertheless remain liable to pay to the College all fees and subscriptions due up to the date on which he ceased to be a member.'

You will lose the right to use the designated letters of FRCR (if you are a Fellow).
If you are having difficulties paying your fees, please contact the Membership Department as soon as possible.

I did not pay my fees and I have been removed from the College Register, can I regain my membership?
Yes, on ratification by College Council. Please contact the Membership Department who will advise you of the amount of fees not paid since you were removed from the Register which is a maximum of 2 years 
Once all debts and administrative charges have been paid, your name will be put forward at our next Council meeting for reinstatement of membership.

I have changed my contact details – how I can I advise the College of my new details?
Please email the Membership Department or telephone +44 (0)20 7406 5951 with the details of your new address, telephone or email contact details.

How do I get access to the Fellows' area of the College website?
You can register online, via our user registration section. If you have any difficulties with registration, please contact reception on 020 7405 1282.

I have changed my address yet I am still receiving the Clinical Oncology/Clinical Radiology journal at my previous address?
The College's journal labels are printed 6-8 weeks in advance therefore if an address change is conveyed to the College in August the receipt of a forthcoming issue of the journal will be in October.

Will my subscription fees be reduced if I do not receive the paper edition of Clinical Oncology/Clinical Radiology?
Unfortunately, we can’t reduce subscriptions based on specific benefits being used or not, but please remember that as part of your membership package you will have full access to the publication at www.rcr.ac.uk

My spouse/partner is a member, what will my membership fee be?
You are entitled to a reduction in your membership based opn whether yourself or spouse/partner opt to receive the Cinical Oncology/Clinical Radiology.

How do I get access to the Members' Directory?
Our Members' Directory is available to view in the Fellows Area of the website. This service can assist you in tracing a colleague or member. To view the online handbook, you first need to be registered on our system (see the question above).

How do I inform the College of a member’s death?
Please contact the Membership Department , and we will update our records accordingly.

How do I contact the Membership Department?
By post: Membership Department, The Royal College of Radiologists, 63 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JW.
By phone: +44 (0)20 7406 5951
By email: membership@rcr.ac.uk