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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 has a local team of medicolegal experts ready to support you when you need it most.

As a member you can request advice and legal representation for Medical Council investigations, inquests and disciplinary matters, and criminal proceedings related to your clinical practice.

You can also access confidential counselling which includes support for work-related stress that may impact your practice like burnout, anxiety and conflict.

We offer benefits that state indemnity doesn’t

Medical Council investigations

Support in Medical Council investigations and representation at hearings

Disciplinary proceedings support

Assistance with disciplinary proceedings arising from your clinical practice

Criminal investigations support

Assistance with criminal investigations arising from your clinical practice

Coroner inquests

Representation and assistance in Coroner inquests

Complaint’s support

Help responding to patient complaints

Medicolegal advice

Medicolegal advice line, available 24/7 in an emergency

Media support

Support for managing unwanted media attention

Good Samaritan acts

Protection for Good Samaritan acts worldwide

Professional development workshops and online courses

CPD courses and online learning to help prevent issues arising


To apply for membership complete our online application form.

To successfully complete this application, please ensure you have all records to hand. This includes full details of your qualifications, previous indemnity history and where applicable, any claim or case information.