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

Our discretionary approach to providing assistance is not about being able to say no. It’s about having the flexibility to ask, ‘How can we help?’

Discretion allows us to treat each case on its individual merit, providing flexibility for a wider range of situations, especially those with unforeseen or unusual circumstances.

Unlike some other organisations, discretion allows us to assess claims and complaints when new issues and risks arise in healthcare and consider where we can support you.

Our experienced medicolegal consultants and specialist solicitors can use their judgement and expertise to help you, without being restricted by small print, financial caps or exclusion clauses.

Benefits of membership

At Medical Protection, our focus is on putting you first and providing protection that goes further. Our protection is not limited to patient claims, and our team are here to offer advice for any eventuality your career may face.

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 and Good Samaritan acts worldwide

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints with a team of medicolegal experts on call to assist you, including with writing letters and reports

Medicolegal advice

Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7 (at no extra cost)

Expert legal team

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

Professional development courses and webinars

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 stressful situations relating to your work or personal life that you feel could impact your practice

 

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 932 916.

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 932 916.

• 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 require membership of an existing group arrangement and undertake work outside of the group, for which you require individual membership 

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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