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Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of Membership

Royal College of Psychiatrists - Your MembershipAs a member of the College, you are entitled to numerous benefits, and we hope that you will take advantage of these.


 

Benefits of Specialist Associateship

NEW: Specialist Associates now vote in all College elections and  may stand for election or appointment to all College posts (except Examiner for the MRCPsych Examination).

  • The British Journal of PsychiatryThe British Journal of Psychiatry and BJPsych Bulletin  - 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 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's Library & Information Service - offering literature searches, Internet browsing facilities, photocopying and personal assistance with academic and service-related enquiries.
  • The opportunity to join Faculties 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.

 


Benefits of Affiliateship

 

  • CPD SubmissionsThe British Journal of Psychiatry and BJPsych Bulletin  - 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 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's Library & Information Service - offering literature searches, Internet browsing facilities, photocopying and personal assistance with academic and service-related enquiries.
  • The opportunity to join Faculties 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.

 


Benefits of Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainee Grade

  • Benefits of Pre-Membership Psychiatric Trainee GradeIncludes 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Library services including open access computer and internet service, electronic catalogue, policy index, electronic databases; four literature searches per year by library staff, 50 pages free photocopying from library journals each year.
  • 50% reduction for private room hire at College between 8 am and 7 pm weekdays.
  • Purchase of College memorabilia

Benefits of International Associateship

Evidence Based Mental Health and Australasian Psychiatry 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:

 
  • Affiliation to relevant International Division of the College
  • Welcome pack and letter
  • The British Journal of Psychiatry and BJPsych Bulletin  - 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 College's CPD Online.
  • Free online access to Evidence Based Mental Health and Australasian Psychiatry journals 
  • Advance notification and membership rates for College conferences
  • Invitations to specialist International Associate meetings at the College or its International Congress
  • Opportunity to participate in the College’s programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plus discounted subscription to the CPD Online educational resource
  • Full access (includes online) to the Royal College of Psychiatrists Information Service and historic library archive.

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In the event of any queries your contacts are:

  • Paul O'Connor (Membership Data Manager)

    Tel: +44 (0)20 3701 2591

  • Rachel Archer-Lee (Membership Data Administrator)

    Tel: +44 (0)20 3701 2692

Email: membership@rcpsych.ac.uk