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Why choose Medical Protection?

We have more than 300,000 medical members around the world

Medical Protection has a comprehensive network of medicolegal experts

We would like to reassure our members that the recent vote of the British people to exit the European Union will have no impact on our ability to provide our members with the world class service that you expect. As a not-for-profit mutual with members in many countries around the world, we are experienced at providing a consistent service across different countries.

Casebook November 2016

In this edition, we examine the current rise in convictions for medical manslaughter and how this affects doctors. We also explore the importance of patient expectations and how doctors can manage them.

You can also read our latest case reports; real-life scenarios of times when other healthcare professionals have run into trouble, to help you to avoid making the same mistakes.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q
    Does my membership apply to Good Samaritan acts?
    17 June 2016
    Yes. In the unlikely event that you are sued as a result of a Good Samaritan act, you can apply for assistance from Medical Protection, no matter where in the world the action is brought.

    We consider that a response to the GoodSAM App, provided it is in accordance with the GoodSAM App code of conduct, falls within our definition of a Good Samaritan Act.
  • Q
    How do I apply for membership with MPS?
    20 May 2016
    Students can apply online for free MPS membership. All other doctors can access application forms from the Join MPS section of the website (see the "Join" button at the top of the page). Please ensure you read the important information at the bottom of the page before completing the application and returning it to the address shown at the top of the form.

    The application must be completed in full and signed and dated within two months of your required membership start date.

    Your application can be submitted by post, fax or email.
  • Q
    What is MPS?
    20 May 2016
    MPS is the world’s leading medical defence organisation, putting members first by providing professional support and expert medicolegal advice throughout their careers. We have more than 300,000 members worldwide. 

    MPS has been helping doctors who find themselves in medicolegal difficulties since 1892. We are here to help and support members when they need it. We work only for the benefit of our members, and have no external commercial or shareholder interests to distract us.

    A recent survey of our members provided the following feedback:

    “I have contacted MPS on a number of occasions for general advice and have always been very impressed by the services I received.”

    “Very quick responses, clear advice and guidance, a sympathetic ear.”

    “Speedy, efficient, courteous, knowledgeable – I have always been impressed by the MPS and my latest enquiry only strengthened my good opinion.”