Membership FAQs

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What are the routes to membership?
How can I pay my membership fees?
When are membership fees due?
Can I request a receipt for membership fees paid?
Can I claim tax relief?
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 journal at my previous address?
Will my subscription fees be reduced if I do not receive the paper edition of the journal?
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?


How do I become a member?

The routes to membership are described in our categories of membership

How can I pay my membership fees?

Please read our instructions on how to pay your subscription fee.

When are membership fees due?

Membership fees are due on 1 June of each calendar year. An invoice for the amount due is sent to all current members in May each year.

Can I claim tax relief?

Yes, membership fees are tax deductible. Please read our guidance on claiming tax relief.  

Can I request a receipt for membership fees paid?

To download your annual subscription receipts, log into MyRCR and use the 'edit' link under your name to find the receipts tab.

Can I claim a reduction in my subscription fee?

There are a number of discounts available, so please check if you are eligible for a discount before paying for your subscription. 

I am retiring – do I have to inform the College?

Yes. On retirement from paid practice you can apply for senior membership, which entitles you to a significantly reduced subscription rate. Please email the Membership Department or telephone +44 (0)20 7406 5951 to update your membership category. Learn more about senior membership

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 so we can update your record.

I have lost my Fellowship certificate – can I get a replacement?

Yes. Please contact the Training Administrator by email. We charge a £25 administrative fee to replace 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 to you shortly after the ceremony, so please make sure we have your most recent details so we can 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 for the amount due, which will be payable upon receipt. The subscription year runs from 1 June to 31 May each year.  Learn more about our membership categories and fees.

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 a participant in our Continuing Professional Development Scheme. We will also confirm that your subscription fee has been paid.

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. If you are a Fellow of the RCR, you will lose the right to use the designated letters of FRCR. 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, with the consent of College Council. Please contact the Membership Department for confirmation of the amount due since you were removed from the register. Once all debts and administrative charges have been paid, your name will be put forward for reinstatement of membership at our next Council.

I have changed my contact details – how I can I advise the College of my new details?

If you have changed your address, telephone number or email address, please update your details or email the email the Membership Department.

How do I register for access to the College website?

You will need to register an account. If you have any difficulties with registration, please email registration@rcr.ac.uk. You will need to register with the email address held by the College and your date of birth.

I have changed my address yet I am still receiving the journal at my previous address?

Our journal labels are printed six to eight weeks in advance, so if an we were informed of an address change in August, a forthcoming issue of the journal would be recieved at your new address in October.

Will my subscription fees be reduced if choose not receive print copies of the journal?

We are not able to reduce subscription fees based on the use of specific benefits. As part of your membership package, you have online access to digital versions of the journal. However, if your spouse is an RCR member in the same Faculty and already receives print copies of the journal, your membership subscription may be reduced if you choose not to receive print copies as well. Learn more about our subscription fee discounts.

How do I get access to the Members' Directory?

If you are registered on our website, our Members' Directory is available online. This service can assist you in tracing a colleague or member.

How do I inform the College of a member’s death?

Please contact the Membership Department and we will update our records.

How do I contact the Membership Department?

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