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Membership for private practice consultants

We know that as a consultant working at the sharp end of private practice you want protection you can depend on. With the world’s largest medicolegal team and the greatest reserves of any defence organisation, we’re here to provide that and protect your finances and reputation.

With all your protection under one roof – from medicolegal experts to case handlers – you can be confident you’ve got the all-inclusive support you need.

Unlike some other providers, our protection doesn’t end when you retire or stop practising. You, your family and your estate have the right to request indemnity for future claims arising from any year during which you were a Medical Protection member.

Support that lasts as long as you need it to

At Medical Protection, our focus is on putting you first and providing protection that goes further. Our team is here to offer advice for any eventuality your career may face. We will assist with any personal conduct IMC inquiry on your behalf.


Advice and legal representation

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

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

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

With a huge range of CPD included in your membership, you can access a whole host of guidance and training online to reduce/minimise any potential risks or issues, along with a selection of 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

Discretionary support

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 response for members in the COVID-19 crisis is a clear demonstration of that flexibility.

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

Expert advice from an experienced team

Our medicolegal advice service is there to help with queries and medicolegal emergencies 24/7, 365 days a year. With knowledge that understands you and your specialty, whatever your question, problem or dilemma, our team of experts are only ever a phone call away.

Because we’re priced for your protection and never for our profit, you’re at the heart of everything we do. Our focus is on putting you first and providing protection that goes beyond claims.

We offer advice for any eventuality you may face, including the right to request assistance with personal conduct matters brought by the Medical Council.

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Professional development workshops and online courses


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

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Risk management resources


Access to online publications and case reports
 

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Confidential counselling service


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

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Positive steps to wellbeing

Mental wellbeing is something we all manage on a day-to-day basis. The pressures and demands you face as a consultant working in private practice can make this challenging – more so now than ever before.

Whether you want to lower your stress levels, sleep better or reduce burnout, we can help you take positive steps to better wellbeing.

We’ve partnered with ICAS International to give you access to immediate practical support. You can download the eCare app for a personalised wellness service and talk one-on-one to a licensed counsellor through a free and confidential service.

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How to join

To apply to become a Medical Protection member please complete the application form below and return by email to applications@medicalprotection.org. Alternatively, if you wish to request an indicative subscription rate, please get in contact using the details below.

Once we have received your application form, we will contact you to discuss your membership options and subscription rate.

Tel: 1 800 932 916*

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*Calls may be recorded for monitoring and training purposes. Cost of calls to this number depend on your communication provider. Please check with your provider before you dial.