The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is pleased to announce that it is offering complimentary Membership to doctors returning to the NHS to help with COVID-19, including access to online resources.

In response to the news that the General Medical Council (GMC) has today granted temporary registration to over 11,800 doctors who had left the profession, the College wants to extend a huge thank you to those returning to the profession to help support the NHS, the profession and patients.

Membership will be offered for three months. Doctors will be able to benefit from wide range of resources available on the Education Portal, the College’s online learning platform, and elements of its educational programme, now delivered entirely online, that the College feels are particularly important and relevant at the moment.

Returning doctors should complete this survey to arrange this.

Commenting on the announcement, Professor Andrew Elder, President of the College, said:

“We are currently living and working through extremely challenging times. The professionalism and dedication being displayed on a daily basis by all healthcare professionals reaffirms the pride that I have in the NHS and in my colleagues.

“I am heartened to learn that so many doctors are returning to the profession to bring back their expertise, knowledge and support as we all deal with COVID-19.

“The current global crisis highlights the importance of continuing education and collegiate support among our profession, and that is why we are pleased to offer free access to the College’s online resources to those returning doctors so that we can continue to support the profession at a time of extreme pressure.”

  1. Free online resource access will be offered on a three-month basis.

  2. To arrange this, please complete this survey.  We will use this information for the purposes of creating a temporary account to access the RCPE Education Portal and to contact you with any updates we think are relevant to you.


Lisa Rooke

Contact: Lisa Rooke 0131 247 3688