Dental Protection Limited
Dental Protection Ltd (DPL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary company of the Medical Protection Society. Like MPS, it is not an insurance company, but a mutual, not-for-profit organisation which exists to provide the benefits of of membership to dentists around the world.
DPL's primary purpose is to protect and safeguard the professional reputation, interests and integrity of our members, while working with them through education to prevent avoidable harm to patients.
The subscriptions paid by members over the years have created a strong mutual fund which remains owned by the members themselves. DPL does not exist to make a profit, and it has no commercial partners seeking profits, or shareholders seeking dividends out of the subscriptions paid by members.
A first-class service to members combined with a wealth of educational information and risk management material has made Dental Protection Limited the largest organisation of its kind, with over 55,000 members worldwide.
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MPS Risk Solutions Limited
MPS Risk Solutions Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Medical Protection Society and – unlike MPS – is an insurance company authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.
MPS Risk Solutions Limited was created to address the corporate malpractice insurance needs of doctors and other health professionals in business.
It provides corporate insurance products, including malpractice and professional indemnity, to a wide range of healthcare businesses. Claims handling is carried out on its behalf by MPS.
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In 2007, MPS acquired the Cognitive Institute of Australia – one of the largest providers of communication skills and risk management training to healthcare professionals in the world.
It was established in Australia in 1998 by Mark O'Brien (Medical Director of the Cognitive Institute) and Matthew O'Brien (Managing Director of the Cognitive Institute) to provide specialist risk management, leadership and communication skills training for healthcare managers and clinicians.
The acquisition has enabled MPS Educational Services – MPS’s consultancy and training company – to expand its risk management and education programme to MPS’s growing international membership. It also means MPS Educational Services will be able offer even more to MPS members, healthcare organisations and professionals in Ireland.
Cognitive Institute Medical Director, Dr Mark O'Brien, said he was delighted to join MPS Educational Services. “Joining MPS Educational Services is an exciting opportunity for our Institute to expand our expertise and services. Since starting in Australia in 1999, we have expanded to become a leading international provider of risk management and communication skills training to healthcare professionals.
"MPS is respected throughout the world as a leader in healthcare indemnity and education, and MPS Educational Services is the perfect partner because they share our vision to become a world leader in risk management, leadership and communication skills."
The purchase of the Cognitive Institute included its portfolio of 30 courses and workshops, which operate in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Thailand - around 10,000 people attend these workshops annually.
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