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					                  JRCPTB
                   Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board




        JRCPTB Fee Policy: A Quick start guide

   The first payment for each enrolment must always be paid directly to the
    JRCPTB (see 1.1).

   StRs paying through Collegiate Membership will be automatically moved to the
    lower subscription rate on completing paying their fees. Completing fee
    payments means paying the enrolment fee at the time of enrolment or the value
    of the instalments, which ever is greater (see 1.2).

   SpRs paying through Collegiate Membership will not automatically be moved to
    the lower subscription rate on paying making 5 payments.

   Those joining Collegiate Membership may make two payments in the same
    year, the initial payment to JRCPTB and the first Collegiate Membership
    payment. This is due to the Collegiate Membership fee being collected at a set
    time each year.

   Refunds must be applied for within 3 months of the invoice date (see section
    2).

   All payments must be received within 30 days of invoice (see section 3).
                               JRCPTB Fee Policy
This fee document is applicable to all trainees currently enrolled with the JRCPTB and all
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those enrolling from 1 October 2009 onwards.

1 Ways to pay
1.1     Direct payment to JRCPTB
One-off fees and the first instalment of Collegiate Membership payment programmes must be
paid directly to the JRCPTB.

Payments can be made by:
1. Online debit or credit card payment through the Online Enrolment System
2. Debit or credit card payment over the phone (0203 0751 283)
3. Cheque

1.1.1 Card payments
We accept the payment by MasterCard, Visa, Delta, Switch, JCB and Electron. Sorry we
cannot accept American Express. Any card payments will be debited from your account
within 5 working days.

Our online card payment system is delivered by RBS worldpay http://www.rbsworldpay.com/ .

1.1.2 Cheque
All cheques must be made payable to “JRCPTB” and the back marked with the name, GMC
number and date of birth of the applicant. Cheques should be posted to:
Enrolments team
JRCPTB
5 St Andrews Place
London
NW1 4LB

All cheques must be received within 30 calendar days of the application. JRCPTB reserves
the right to charge a late payment fee for payments received after this 30 day window.

1.1.3 Direct debit to JRCPTB
This option is only available to those subscribing as a non-trainee user of the ePortfolio.
Those subscribing to this service should submit their direct debit forms with their application
form. These will be passed to our finance team for processing within 5 working days of
receipt. Subscription fees will be debited on an annual basis.

In exceptional circumstances applications to pay through direct debit to the JRCPTB will be
accepted from those in substantive posts. These applications will be reviewed by the Head of
Enrolments, Fees and ePortfolio, decisions will be made on a case by case basis.

1.2     Collegiate Membership
The Collegiate membership programme is only open to those in substantive appointments in
Core or Specialty Training. Paying fees in this ways allows the enrolment fee to be spread
over a number of instalments.

Collegiate membership schemes are available through the three UK Royal Colleges of
Physicians:

     Royal College of Physicians of London
     Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
     Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
The first instalment must be paid directly to JRCPTB by online card payment, phone card
payment or cheque. This initial payment must be received within 30 calendar days of the
enrolment application. The subsequent instalments will be covered by paying membership
subscription to one of the three Royal College of Physicians at the higher rate. These
subsequent payments are tax deductible.

Membership forms must be completed and received by the relevant College within three
months of the enrolment application to the JRCPTB. Failure to provide the forms within this
window may lead to the offer of paying the fees via Collegiate Membership being withdrawn.
All matters relating to these payments are handled by the relevant College membership team
and hence any communications about your membership should be sent to them directly.

The collegiate membership subscriptions are collected at a set time each year; this may mean
that in the first year applicants pay two instalments in one calendar year.

The payment plan can be cancelled without charge on paying either the enrolment fee due at
time of enrolment or the total of the instalments, which ever is greater. For those enrolling on
or after 01/08/07 Core trainees will make two payments and Specialty trainees must make
five payments as standard in order to complete paying their fees. This subset of trainees
should be automatically be moved to the lower subscription rate on making all the required
payments.

2 Refunds

Refunds for training fees will only be given in exceptional circumstances for example:

       Permanent withdrawal from medical training in the UK
       Death or serious illness that prevents the continuation of training

If you are applying for a reason other than the above you must make your application for a
refund within 3 months of the invoice date. Applications for a refund should be made to the
Assistant Head of JRCPTB for enrolments, fees and ePortfolio.

3 Late payments

Payments received more than 30 calendar days after invoice or enrolment application
deadline may lead to a late payment fee being charged. The late payment fee will be no
more than 10% of the annual charge

The full enrolment fee or the full value of the instalments, which ever is greater should be paid
by the time of completion. The full fee must be paid before the JRCPTB will release a
Certificate of Completion of Core Training (CCCT), or recommend a Certification of
Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) via
the Combined Programme route.

The JRCPTB has the right to charge a late payment fee for any direct payment that is not
paid within 30 calendar days of the invoice. The JRCPTB also has the right to withdraw its
support from a trainee and may remove access to the ePortfolio in the event on non-payment.

4 Change in fees

The JRCPTB regularly reviews its fees and any changes to the fees will be advertised on the
JRCPTB website a minimum of 30 days before the increase comes into effect. A change in
the annual fee for enrolment will be charged to current and future members of the Collegiate
Membership payment scheme.
5 Special arrangements
5.1.1 Sports and Exercise Medicine ETN
Those entering Sports and Exercise Medicine on a two year programme due to previous
experience will be charged a reduced rate enrolment fee until 31/12/09 (see 2009 Enrolment
Fees section 5.6). From 01/01/10 all new Sports and Exercise Medicine enrolments will be
charged at the full enrolment fee of £625.

5.1.2 Change from one medical specialty to another during training
No fee will be charged for re-enrolment in the new specialty unless the change happens after
the ST5 ARCP or SpR year 3 RITA. If the change of specialty does happen after this
deadline then an admin fee of £50 may be charged to cover the administration costs resulting
from this change of programme. In all cases the full enrolment fee or value of instalments
must be paid in full by the time of completion.

5.1.3 Resignation from a medical specialty before training is complete
The JRCPTB must be informed within 3 months of the final day of training. At this time the
trainee may apply for any refund that they feel is due, these applications will be dealt with as
described in Section 2. The PTB has the right to deactivate the ePortfolio account within
three months of the last day of training or 30 days from the notice of resignation. It is the
doctors responsibility to download any forms they may need in their future career. The PTB
may charge and admin fee for retrieval of this ePortfolio information at a later date.
                               2009 Enrolment Fees
Below are the current fees for 2009, please be aware that these will be subject to annual
increase. Fee increases will be advertised on the JRCPTB website www.jrcptb.org.uk at least
30 days before taking effect.

5.2   LAT, FTSTA and FTTAs
The current fee is £125 per year.

If successfully appointed to a substantive post at Core or Specialty level enrolment fees for
LATs, FTTAs and FTSTAs may be deducted off the substantive enrolment fee up to a
maximum of £250. This is not done automatically and must be requested within 3 months of
enrolment.

5.3   Core Medical Training – substantive
£250 payable by:

      1. One-off payment
      2. Collegiate membership scheme. One payment of £125 direct to the JRCPTB and a
         second payment via Collegiate Membership at the higher rate. Please be aware that
         the Collegiate Membership subscriptions are taken at a set time per year and
         therefore, two payments may be taken in one year.

5.4   Specialty Training – ST3+ substantive appointment
£625 payable by:

      1. One-off payment
      2. Collegiate membership scheme. One payment of £125 direct to the JRCPTB and
         four payments via Collegiate Membership at the higher rate. Please be aware that
         the Collegiate Membership subscriptions are taken at a set time per year and
         therefore, two payments (the initial PTB fee and the first of the Collegiate
         Membership payments) may be taken in the first year.

5.5       Non-training grade access to the ePortfolio
          £125 per year payable in advance
          £625 for 10 years access
          Paying the annual sum for 5 consecutive years will give a further 5 years free access.

5.6     Sports and Exercise Medicine
If previous experience is going to be counted to reduce the training programme to two years
then a fee of £250 will be charged. This reduced fee will not be available for enrolments
received after 31/12/09.

				
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