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Membership fee changes for 2016

Next year, RPS membership fees will rise for the first time in five years. This is the first increase to membership fees since the Royal Pharmaceutical Society was formed in 2010.

The Assembly has agreed the rises to ensure that the Society continues to provide a first-rate level of service to members, and further develop our offering.

RPS President, Ash Soni FRPharmS FFRPS OBE said "The RPS Assembly thought long and hard about a fee increase at this time and we have agreed an increase that we feel accurately reflects the current value of RPS membership. I hope pharmacists will recognise this and continue to support their professional body through continued membership. We understand the pressures that pharmacists are under and want to ensure we can support them as professionals to be truly valued."

The majority of members will see an increase of 2.7 – 3.1%.  Full details of the new fees, and what the increases mean in real terms, can be found in the table below.

 

Standard fee

Annual Direct Debit *

Fellow, Member, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Associate

£198   ( ↑ £6)

£187   ( ↑ £5)

Pre-registration Associate

£72   ( ↑ £2)

£68   ( ↑ £1)

Discounted fees *

Member:

  • First year after qualification
  • Second year after qualification

 

£99   ( ↑ £3)

£148   ( ↑ £4)

 

£93    ( ↑ £2)

£140   ( ↑ £3)

Fellow, Member, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Associate:

  • Maternity leave
  • Retired
  • Not working
  • Long-term illness

£72   ( ↑ £2)

£68   ( ↑ £1)

Overseas Member

£104   ( ↑ £4)

£98   ( ↑ £3)

Student:

  • Studying for GB pharmacy degree
  • Studying for non-GB pharmacy degree

 

£0 ( - )

£50 ( - )

 

£0 ( - )

£48 ( - )

Honorary Fellow, Honorary Member

£0 ( - )

£0 ( - )

 (* Certain criteria apply. Please see our membership fees page for full details.)


The new fees will come into effect on 1 January 2016 for those joining the RPS.
Fees for existing members will not increase until their next renewal date. For the majority of members, this will be on or around 1 March 2016.

Any member who would like to comment to the Assembly on the fee changes can do so by emailing their feedback to [email protected] by Wednesday 21 October 2015.

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