Membership categories and subscriptions

Membership categories and subscriptions

Joining the College is simple. Please see below for information on different membership categories to find the one for you.

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is the professional body responsible for the specialty of anaesthesia throughout the UK, and it ensures the quality of patient care through the maintenance of standards in anaesthesia, critical care and pain medicine.

If you would like to apply for membership, please complete our 'Become a Member' questionnaire, which will help determine the most appropriate membership category for you to apply for through our online application process.

Alternatively, please contact the Membership Engagement team on 020 7092 1700, Monday to Friday 09.00 to 17.00, or email

Subscription fees

The subscription fees below are effective from 1 September 2021

Less than full-time rate

The College has a less than full time (LTFT) membership rate, valid for 12 months, to better support the wide variety of contracts and working patterns of our fellows and members. Anyone working fewer than eight programmed activities (including wider professional activities) per week, or less than 0.80 whole time equivalent is eligible for this. An application for LTFT membership has to be received by the membership engagement team before, or within 3 months of, the collection of your subscription fees in order for you to receive the discounted rate of 25%. If an application is received within 6 months of collection of your subscription fees, you will receive a discounted rate of 18%, and if it is received after 6 months the application will be put towards your next renewal subscription.

Please email the Membership Engagement team for more details or to request a self-declaration form.

Supported subscription

The College also offers fellows and members, who are on long term sick leave from work, the opportunity to apply for a supported subscription rate of £50.00.

If this applies to you, please email the Membership Engagement team to provide further details so we can assist you further. 

If you live or work in a country identified by the World Bank as a low or middle (low-middle or upper-middle) income country, you can apply for a further discount on your overseas subscription rate. Please contact the Membership Engagement team to discuss your options.

On Parental leave?

If you are on parental leave you can apply to have your membership paused for twelve months – simply contact the Membership Engagement team to notify them of this change in circumstances and to request a self-declaration form.

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