20 May 2016
Members who retire, take a career break or who otherwise stop practising medicine voluntarily - either temporarily or permanently (excluding holidays), can request to retain MPS membership in the retired/deferred category.
As a retired or deferred member with occurrence-based protection, you pay no subscription, still receive the MPS journal, Casebook, and our Annual Report and Accounts, and can apply for MPS assistance with any medicolegal problems arising from a “good Samaritan act”.
However, if you decide to leave MPS, then you will not be entitled to any assistance in relation to a good Samaritan act if the incident occurs after your membership has ended. You must also inform us before you resume practice, so that we can ensure you are placed in the correct category of membership.
Members with claims-made protection should contact us to find out how a break will affect their membership.