Training income and costs

The RCR oversees the training and curriculum for clinical oncology, clinical radiology and the sub-specialty of interventional radiology. Trainee subscriptions go some way towards funding the RCR’s work in supporting training, for which we receive no external or central funding. This work includes:

  • Developing and maintaining curricula in line with GMC standards
  • Ensuring that national recruitment processes are practical and fair
  • Ensuring that workplace-based assessments are effective and useful
  • Providing an e-portfolio to support the gathering and review of evidence of progress
  • Tracking trainees' progress and making recommendations for CCTs to the GMC
  • Supporting training programmes by providing information, guidance and networking opportunities
  • Providing advice and support to individual trainees as their circumstances change
  • Providing advice, recognition and support for time out of programme
  • Quality assuring specialty training and providing annual reports to the GMC
  • Providing external advisers to ARCP panels
  • Supporting national and regulatory initiatives and developments in training (HEE, GMC etc)
  • Promoting training in our specialties to undergraduates and pre-specialty doctors.   

In addition, trainees have access to a range of benefits as members of the RCR.

All UK trainees are required to take the FRCR examinations. These examinations are also very popular internationally, with doctors taking them either in the UK or in our overseas locations in Hong King, Singapore and India.

Breakdown of training income and costs

Based on the 2016 accounts.

Income

£1000s

Annual subscriptions and CCT fees1

481

Fellowship fees2

133

Total

614

Costs

 

Training quality and policy

473

Trainee and trainer support

589

ePortfolio provision

39

Total3

1,101

Notes:

  1. Includes membership and Fellowship subscriptions from UK trainees. CCT fees included here were merged into subscriptions during 2017.
  2. One-off fees from UK trainees for entry to the Fellowship. This fee will be abolished and some of it merged into subscriptions in 2018.
  3. Costs of membership benefits not included

 

Breakdown of FRCR exam fees and costs

Based on the 2016 accounts.

Income

£1000s

UK Candidate fees

734

Overseas Candidate fees

910

Total

1,644

Costs

 

Central costs1

933

Exam creation and delivery2

469

Total3

1,402

Notes:

  1. Staff, overheads, policy, quality assurance, share of central RCR costs
  2. Venue hire, invigilators, equipment hire, standard setting, question writer and examiner travel and subsistence
  3. The central costs and a large element of exam creation costs would be incurred regardless of the number of overseas candidates taking the examinations. The exam delivery costs do include the cost of accommodating overseas candidates but we are not able to separate out these costs, so we are choosing to show all income and costs, not just those directly attributable to UK trainees.