A message to our retired and deferred members

24 March 2020

Medical Protection will at no cost provide professional indemnity protection to non-practising or retired doctors in Ireland who wish to return to work on the COVID-19 response. We will do so for recently retired doctors who are former MPS members that have been reinstated to the Medical Council register and who wish to support the HSE’s COVID-19 response.

The support we would provide includes issues that may arise as a result of work during this period such as inquests, complaints and disciplinary matters. This support falls outside of the Clinical Indemnity Scheme (CIS). which only provides protection against the financial consequences of clinical negligence claims.

Protection against clinical negligence claims, for doctors returning to the Medical Council register and volunteering their professional medical services to the HSE during the COVID-19 emergency will be covered by the CIS.

We are here to support doctors and to ensure they can solely focus on treating their patients during this difficult time. If you are a former Medical Protection member returning to work under these circumstances, you do not need to contact Medical Protection before returning to practice. Instead we ask that you contact us as and when you need to request support relating to your professional practise during this period.