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Fees and payments

Our subscription period runs from 1 January to 31 December each year and you’ll receive an invoice by email shortly before the 1 January.

Annual subscriptions for 2020

FPM is not registered for VAT. The subscription fees are tax deductible for UK taxpayers (see below).
Membership categoryUK membersIntenational members
Fellow £645 £475
Member £490 £265
Affiliate £305 £165
Associate (in training) £305 £165

Concessionary annual subscription rates for 2020

Reduced rate £125
Out of practise rate £65
Affiliate reduced rate £65

The Reduced rate applies to those members who are earning less than £15,000 per annum from pharmaceutical or other medical practice as a result of unemployment, part-time employment, parental leave, illness or other reasons. Fellows, Members, Associates and Affiliates are eligible for this concessionary rate.

The Out of Practice rate applies to those members who have no paid engagements in either pharmaceutical or clinical practice and have retired completely from medical practice. Fellows, Members and Affiliates are eligible for this concessionary rate.

Apply for a concessionary rate: Concessionary rates application form

Reduced Affiliate rate (low and lower middle income economies)

FPM also offers an Affiliate Reduced rate membership fee of £65 to new and existing Affiliate members who qualified in and are currently practising in specific countries.  The reduced fee is based on the current World Bank classification of both low and lower-middle income economies as listed on http://data.worldbank.org/about/country-classifications/country-and-lending-groups.

Applicants who have qualified in and are practising in countries on these lists will be eligible for the reduced fee and the criteria for Affiliate membership remains the same regardless of the country of the applicant’s qualification or practice. If you have any queries about this reduced rate or would like to apply, contact the Head of Membership at fpm@fpm.org.uk.

Make a payment for a subscription fee

Online: Members can pay online if you have registered on the FPM website, log in and then select the Pay My Fees option.  We accept VISA, Mastercard and American Express debit and credit cards.

Direct Debit: Members with a UK bank account can pay their subscriptions by Direct Debit (see below).

Bank transfer: Payment must be made in GBP and our bank details are included on the invoice.

Cheques: Make cheques payable to the ‘Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine’, write your member number on the back of the cheque and post to FPM, 19 Angel Gate, 326a City Road, London EC1V 2PT.

Set up a Direct Debit

If you wish to pay by Direct Debit and have a UK bank account, complete the Direct Debit instruction form. You can either post it to FPM, 19 Angle Gate, 326a City Road, London EC1V 2PT or sign and email a scanned copy to fpm@fpm.org.uk (you must print and sign before scanning as an electronic or typed signatures cannot be accepted).

Subscriptions are normally collected in mid-February. Members paying by Direct Debit will be informed at least 14 days in advance of the date of the collection of fees.

Receipts and copy invoices

If you pay online you will receive an automatic email confirming payment. If you pay by bank transfer, cheque or direct debit, we will email a receipt as soon as payment has cleared (cheques can take up to 8 days to be processed).

If you would like a receipt or a copy invoice sent to you, email fpm@fpm.org.uk.

Arrears, resignations and re-joining

Any member who is more than six months in arrears with payment of any annual subscription will be deemed to have let his/her membership lapse and shall be removed from the register.

If you wish to resign your membership, please do so by emailing fpm@fpm.org.uk. If you have paid your annual membership subscription, you may request a refund of the unused months up to 31 December.

If you wish to reinstate your membership, complete the Reinstate Membership form and submit this along with a copy of your CV.

If your request to reinstate is accepted, a re-joining fee of £90 will be payable along with any outstanding unpaid subscriptions.

Reclaiming your tax

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine is an HMRC approved (List 3) professional body.

If you are a UK taxpayer, the fee you pay for your membership may be tax-deductible (eligible for tax relief).

We suggest that if you wish to claim tax relief against your professional fees, it would be best to contact your local HMRC office, noting to them that the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine is an approved (List 3) professional body.

You may also be able to claim tax relief against the cost of your exams. Find out more about claiming tax relief for your job expenses.

Change of address

Please inform us of any change of address as soon as possible by logging on and amending your details or e-mailing fpm@fpm.org.uk.