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Your membership is unique to you

Medical Protection membership provides you with the right to request indemnity for claims arising from your private or fee-paying work. What sets us apart is the range of benefits that can assist and protect you throughout your career including risk prevention tools and techniques to support your professional development and help you practice more safely.

We treat all our members as individuals and by using more detailed information about your scope of practice we can provide you with a tailored membership and subscription, giving you peace of mind that you have appropriate indemnity arrangements in place.

We have over 125 years of expertise as the world’s leading member-owned, not-for-profit organisation for doctors and healthcare professionals.

Advice and legal representation

The right to request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Clinical negligence

The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by the Clinical Indemnity Scheme) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Medicolegal advice

Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7 

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers

Professional development workshops and online courses

Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD to develop your communication and risk management skills

 

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case reports

Confidential counselling service

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim

 

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

 

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Important information

Please allow around 20 minutes to complete your online quote. You can save your quote and return to complete your application at any time for up to 30 days.

If you have previously been a member, your membership number will also be required. If you cannot locate your membership number please call member services on 1800 509 441.

What you will need to complete your quote:

  • The full address and Eircode of your practice location
  • Your scope of practice
  • Your Medical Council (IMC) reference number
  • Your date of primary qualification
  • Your full registration date
  • Your gross revenue from private (non-CIS indemnified) work, including any fees, salary, benefits, profit, dividends and bonuses (before expenses)
  • Details of previous indemnifiers, gaps in your professional protection, any previous complaints and claim and case history

A full case history will be required to support your application if you have held indemnity or insurance with any other provider(s) in the last ten years (periods of State indemnity are not required). Please send us your case history from previous indemnifiers within 42 days of your application being accepted. If we do not receive this within 42 days, or if the information doesn’t match your application form, it could lead to your membership being cancelled.

Referred applications

Sometimes we need to check the information you have provided in your application (for example if you have had a claim in the past). This will mean that, at the end of your online application, you will be told that it has been referred. It can take up to five days for this to be investigated, but you application will still be progressing in the meantime and we will aim to get back to you sooner than that wherever possible.

If any of the statements below apply to you please call us on 1800 939 410.

• You are applying for membership for work undertaken in more than one country
• You are applying for membership for both medical and dental work  

Or

• You are a consultant with no registered specialties
• You are an obstetrician, gynaecologist or maxillofacial surgeon
• You are a clinical scientist

Please note, if you have outstanding regulatory, licensing, registration body, criminal or disciplinary investigations your application will not be accepted.

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If you have previously been a member of Medical Protection you will need to log in to your account to proceed. If you have never registered for an online account, you will need your membership number in order to do so. If you cannot locate your membership number please call member services on 0800 561 9000.

If any of the statements below apply to you, and you wish to apply for membership or renewal membership please call us on 1800 939 410.

  • You are applying for membership for work undertaken in more than one country
  • You are applying for membership for both medical and dental work
  • You are applying for membership for both a general practitioner and a hospital doctor role

Or

  • You are a consultant with no registered specialties
  • You are an obstetrician, gynaecologist or maxillofacial surgeon
  • You are a clinical scientist

Please note, if you have outstanding regulatory, licensing, registration body, criminal or disciplinary investigations your application will not be accepted.

Continue to quote