Membership FAQs

Membership

How do I apply for membership?
I am retiring/retired, can I update my membership category?
Can I re-join the RCR if I have been removed from the College Register?

Payment of fees

When are membership fees due?
How can I pay my membership fees?
Can I set up a direct debit/change my existing direct debit?
Can I get a receipt for my membership fees?
Can I claim tax relief?

Reductions and discounts

I am/due to go on maternity/paternity/adoption leave, is there a reduction in subscription fees available?
I have a reduced income, can I apply for a reduction in subscription fees?
Will my subscription fees be reduced if choose not receive print copies of the journal?

Change of details

How can I change my personal details?
I am moving country, do I need to inform the RCR of this?
I have changed my address yet I am still receiving the journal at my previous address?

Verifications

My institution needs verification of my RCR status, can I get a letter of verification?
I have lost my Fellowship certificate, can I get a replacement?

Website queries

I am having problems logging in to MyRCR, who should I contact?
How does the College ensure that my personal data is held securely?

Contact us

How do I contact the Membership Department?

Membership

How do I apply for membership?

Please see the membership application process for further information.

I am retiring/retired, can I update my membership category?

On retirement from clinical 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 5953 to update your membership category. Learn more about senior membership

Can I re-join the RCR if I have been removed from the College Register?

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.

If you would like to regain your membership of the RCR, please contact the Membership Department for assistance and they will be happy to help. 

Payment of fees

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.

How can I pay my membership fees?

There are multiple ways to pay your membership fees. Please read our instructions on how to pay your subscription fee.

Can I set up a direct debit/change my existing direct debit?

If you would like to pay your membership fees by direct debit, please see our instructions on how to set up a direct debit.

Can I get a receipt for my membership fees?

To locate your annual subscription receipts, log into MyRCR and under the My Receipts tab you will be able to email copies of your membership receipts to your registered email address.

Can I claim tax relief?

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

Reductions/discounts

I am/due to go on maternity/paternity/adoption leave, is there a reduction in subscription fees available?

We do offer a discount in fees for members on maternity/paternity/adoption leave, so please take a look at our subscription discounts before paying for your subscription. 

I have a reduced income, can I apply for a reduction in subscription fees?

We do offer a discount in fees for members who have a reduced income, so please take a look at our subscription discounts to see if you are eligible. Applications are to be submitted before the beginning of the membership year on 1 June. 

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. 

Change of details

How can I change my personal details?

If you have changed your address or telephone number, please log in to your MyRCR account to update your details or email the Membership Department. If you have moved country, please read more information below.

If you have changed your name, please send a copy of your passport with the updated name to the Membership Department and we will change it on our records for you.

If you would like to update the email address you use to access you MyRCR account, please email the Membership Department  and we will update the address on our system and ensure you can log in using your new email address. 
 
I am moving country, do I need to inform the RCR of this?

If you move country, please ensure you contact the Membership Department as this may change your membership fees. Let us know your new address and the date of your move and we will do the rest.

It is important to let us know as soon as possible of this change and to update your contact details in myRCR.

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 we were informed of an address change in August, a forthcoming issue of the journal would be received at your new address in October.

Verifications

My institution needs verification of my RCR status, can I get a letter of verification?

We can confirm that you are a member of the College. We will also confirm that your subscription fee has been paid. Please email verifications@rcr.ac.uk to request a letter of verification.

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

Yes. Please contact ceremony@rcr.ac.uk. We charge a £25 administrative fee to replace certificates.

Website queries

I am having problems logging in to MyRCR, who should I contact?

If you have forgotten your password, please go to your MyRCR login page and click on the forgot password link, and follow the instructions to reset your password. 

If you are still having problems accessing your account, please contact the Membership Department.

How does the College ensure that my personal data is held securely?

The College makes sure that all our members' data is handled in a secure way. Please read about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the RCR for further information.

Contact us

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 5953
By email: membership@rcr.ac.uk

New Fellows

If you have questions about the Admission Ceremony or becoming a New Fellow of the RCR, please see our related frequently asked questions page.