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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.

Less Than Full-time Employment

Fellows and Members paying a full subscription rate, working in the NHS, with that being their sole source of income, are eligible for a reduction from the subscription on a pro-rata basis based on the number of hours or sessions worked per week, with one session equalling four hours and one week equalling 10 sessions. Your NHS employer must provide written confirmation of your hours including their start date and any completion date. Confirmation by email is accepted.

Maternity Leave

Fellows and Members, paying a full subscription rate, who are on maternity leave for six months or over are eligible for a reduction of 50% on one year of the annual subscription on production of a copy of the MAT B1 certificate (or equivalent for overseas). If your maternity leave crosses two calendar years, you will be eligible for the reduction in only one of these years, at your discretion.

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. The University must provide written confirmation of the course, with commencement and completion dates. Confirmation by email is accepted.

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. The aid agency or charitable organisation must provide written confirmation of the course, with commencement and completion dates. Confirmation by email is accepted.

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.

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.

General

If you think your individual circumstances should qualify you for a reduction or exemption, please contact us. Membership Team contact details: Email: membership@rcsed.ac.uk Phone: +44 131 527 1654


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