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Reductions and Exemptions

Newly Elected

Fellows and Members are eligible for a pro-rata reduction in their subscription fee in the year they are elected, based on the number of days in the year remaining after election. An invoice will be included in your welcome pack.

Less-than-Full Time Trainees and Staff and Associate Specialists

Fellows and Members who are in training or are SAS grade, who are paying a full subscription rate, working in the NHS, with that being their sole source of income, and working or training less than full time, are eligible for a reduction from the subscription on a pro-rata basis based on the percentage time worked. Required confirmation is accepted by email:

  • Confirmation of your SAS Grade from your employer
  • Working hours including start date and any completion date from your employer

Less-than-Full-Time

Fellows and Members who are working less than full time, paying a full subscription rate, working in the NHS can apply for a pro-rata subscription based on the number of hours (sessions) working.  Required confirmation is accepted by email:

  • Confirmation of hours(sessions) from your employer

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Fellows and Members, paying a full subscription rate, who are on maternity or paternity leave for between one and twelve months are eligible for a pro rata reduction on their annual subscription.  Normally applied in the first full subscription year after notification. Required confirmation is accepted by email: 

  • A copy of the MAT B1 certificate (or equivalent for overseas)
  • Confirmation of your maternity/paternity leave period from your employer

Full-time Education

Fellows and Members engaged in full-time, self-funding education who do not hold a salaried post are exempt from the subscription for the duration of their course.  Required confirmation is accepted by email: 

  • Confirmation of the course, with commencement and completion dates form the University or Training institution.
  • Confirmation of self-funding or not holding a salaried post

Missionary/Voluntary Service

Fellows and Members working with an aid agency or charitable organisation who do not hold a salaried post are exempt from the subscription for the duration of their post.  Required confirmation is accepted by email: 

  • Confirmation of the course/employment, with commencement and completion dates form the aid agency or charitable organisation.

Unemployment/Destitution

If you become unemployed or are otherwise unable to meet your financial obligations, please contact us as soon as possible outlining your situation.  We will treat each case sympathetically, and on its own merits.  We may require confirmation of your status.

Long-Term Sickness

If you are absent from work on long-term sickness, please contact us as soon as possible.  We will treat each case sympathetically, and on its own merits.  We may require confirmation of your status.

General

If you think your individual circumstances should qualify you for a reduction or exemption, please contact us by email: membership@rcsed.ac.uk or phone: +44 (0)131 527 1654.


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