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Why Medical Protection?

Join the world’s leading medical defence organisation and get more than just the best possible defence.

We understand the ever changing challenges you face as a medical professional and can adapt our services to your needs. Whatever the stage in your career we can provide the right support for you.


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Student membership is completely free – you'll have all the benefits of full membership

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Medical Protection Society, 
Victoria House, 
2 Victoria Place, 
LS11 5AE,
United Kingdom.

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The benefits of MPS membership

Our whole ethos is focused on putting your needs first.

Every day we help members deal with difficult issues arising from their clinical practice, whether they be regulators challenging their professional competence, or patients making complaints or claims for clinical negligence. Just as you do with your own patients, we can provide expertise, reassurance and support to help you through the relevant processes and see things to a resolution.

MPS indemnity and representation

You can request assistance with any action, proceeding, claim or demand arising from your professional practice including:


Clinical negligence claims

Worldwide, this represents about 20% of our caseload, but accounts for the largest proportion of annual expenditure. When we take on a claim, we can manage it from first notification to conclusion, and can take care of all the legal costs and compensation payments.

Medical council investigations

We can provide advice and legal representation for regulatory council inquiries arising from health, performance, and professional conduct. We can help you from the outset, whether it be drafting a letter in response to a Medical Council investigation or providing high-calibre legal representation at a full hearing.


Disciplinary procedures

We can provide advice and representation if you face allegations arising from the provision of clinical care to patients, concerning your professional conduct, competence and performance, or in relation to health problems that are having a significant effect on your clinical performance.

Preparing for inquests

We can help you prepare a report for the coroner and advise you on how to conduct yourself at the inquest. If necessary, we can arrange for legal representation on your behalf.

Criminal proceedings

We can help if you become the subject of criminal investigations that arise directly from your provision of clinical care to patients. This includes investigation or prosecution for gross negligence manslaughter. We can also help if you face an allegation of indecent or sexual assault – if that arises from your bona fide clinical practice. It is unlikely that we would assist where the allegations arise from personal conduct.

Indemnity for Good Samaritan acts

A Good Samaritan act is one in which medical assistance is given, free of charge, in a bona fide medical emergency upon which you may chance, in a personal as opposed to a professional capacity. Examples include roadside accidents and emergencies at public events you attend as a spectator. In the unlikely event that legal proceedings follow, you would be entitled to ask for assistance, no matter in which country the legal proceedings are commenced.

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Medical Protection membership means access to e-learning courses, a range of useful publications and resources and of course world-class defence.

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Student Membership - FREE


Student Membership - FREE