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Free membership for house officers

As a house officer working in a public hospital, your employer provides indemnity against clinical negligence claims arising from your professional practice. But who’s there to protect your reputation and give you expert advice and guidance when you need it?

Medical Protection is ready to support you when you need it most.

As a member you can request advice and legal representation for Medical Council investigations, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice. You can also access confidential counselling, which includes support for work-related stress that may impact your practice, such as burnout, anxiety and conflict.


Medical Protection membership benefits compared to state indemnity

Medical Protection State indemnity
Support in Medical Council investigations and representation at hearings ×
Help in disciplinary proceedings ×
Assistance with criminal investigations arising from your clinical practice ×
Representation and assistance in Coroner inquests ×
Help responding to patient complaints ×
Medicolegal advice line, available 24/7 in an emergency ×
Support for managing unwanted media attention ×
Protection for Good Samaritan acts worldwide ×
CPD courses and online learning to help prevent issues arising ×

Membership is completely FREE during your time as a house officer. To apply to become a Medical Protection member please complete the application form below and return by email to

If you have any queries, please call 1 800 81 5837 or email

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