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Medical Protection & RCSI: Working together to improve patient outcomes

15 July 2020
RCSI partnership

Medical Protection and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) share an unwavering commitment to supporting safe practice across healthcare in all that they do and in service of patient safety. From this shared perspective, and building on a number of years of collaboration, Medical Protection and RCSI established a new strategic partnership in 2019/20 to further support the global healthcare community.

Medical Protection and RCSI will work together to support each organisation advance its mission and shared priorities, including raising awareness of the importance of the support, protection and legal services available from Medical Protection and delivering world leading education and training courses to health sciences students, trainees and professionals through RCSI. The partnership will see Medical Protection and RCSI develop new initiatives and support ongoing activities.


Following the opening of 26 York Street in 2018, RCSI’s newest campus in Dublin and one of the most advanced medical simulation centres in Europe, Medical Protection demonstrated its support to medical education and surgical training in Ireland through establishing the MPS Tutorial Room in this state-of-the-art building.

The MPS Tutorial Room is located in the National Surgical and Clinical Skills Centre, recognising the close alignment between the two organisations’ commitment to advancing safe clinical practice through education, innovation and research. Medical Protection members will be able to attend future Medical Protection education events, workshops and presentations, offering opportunities to learn and network in the heart of Dublin city centre. In February 2020, Simon Kayll, Medical Protection Chief Executive, and Prof Cathal Kelly, RCSI Chief Executive, were joined by colleagues to formally mark the naming of the MPS Tutorial Room in 26 York Street.


RCSI is a leading international, independent education and research university dedicated to medicine and health sciences and ranked first in the world for Good Health and Wellbeing (Times Higher Education Impact Ranking 2020). Established in 1784, RCSI is distinctive with its singular focus on health. Everything RCSI does in research, education and training is with the patient in mind to advance the health of communities globally.

The University’s mission is to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health. RCSI has a unique role to play in advancing medical education and scientific discoveries to benefit people across the world. Ranked in the top 250 universities worldwide, RCSI has five campuses across three continents, including nearly 4,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Ireland and more than 21,000 graduates working in 850 institutions in 97 countries.

In Ireland, RCSI is the leading national provider of professional education programmes and certified training courses for the disciplines of surgery, emergency medicine and many other medical specialties. Our research team in Dublin have the highest impact citation rate in their field compared to other Irish universities and twice the world average.

We partner with global institutions and organisations to combine expertise, advance healthcare education and accelerate research discoveries to improve the lives of individuals and communities around the world.


Medical Protection is a trading name of The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”). MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Medical Protection’s in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

The organisation’s philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, elearning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.