I'd like to become a 'retired' member - how do I do this?

Modified on Wed, 23 Nov 2022 at 10:30 AM

Are you a current FSRH member and due to retire from practice soon?

If you are currently a FSRH Member, Diplomate, Associate, Affiliate or Fellow of FSRH and you are retiring from all paid practice, you might like to know more about our retired membership option. The annual cost for 2023 is just £60. 

Members who retired on the grounds of ill health, regardless of age, and will not be returning to any paid employment can also apply. 

Please note that our retired FSRH membership option is only open to existing FSRH members.

What do I receive as a retired member?

Retired membership enables you to stay in touch with the world of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. You will still receive many of the same benefits that you previously received under your former membership type with a few key differences.

As a retired member you would continue to receive:

  • our BMJ SRH in the post;
  • full access to our webinars;
  • full access to clinical guidance;
  • regular membership e-newsletters.
  • You can also apply to sit on FSRH committees. 

As a retired member you would also no longer have access to our Members Evidence Request service. You would also be ineligible to vote in Council elections or stand for a seat on our Council.


Please note as a retired member you can no longer recertify your FSRH qualifications. We occasionally have members that retire, leave the FSRH but do end up returning to work for a period and want to recertify their qualifications. In that instance you would need to pay back any missing years of the membership fee (up to 5 years) as we have a continuous membership policy. 

If you are still working but part-time and you are earning under £24,035 a year, you can apply for a 50% discount on your current membership fee. 

How do I become a retired member?

Submit a ticket via the FSRH support portal confirming you would like to change your membership to retired and our customer support team will be in touch. 

* We only offer refunds for any membership fees for the year paid before 31 March (we are one of the only medical colleges to offer refunds). If you wish to change to retired membership between 1 April and 31 December, you can change the category of your membership, but we won't be able to offer you a refund for any difference. The retired category and fee will then apply during the following year.  

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