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Join the world’s leading medical defence organisation and get more than just the best possible protection. Medical Protection has supported and protected members in New Zealand for over 60 years. With over 130 years of expertise worldwide, we're here for you today, tomorrow and into the future. 

Expert medical discretionary indemnity and representation

Our protection provides you with intelligent risk management, the very best legal defence and an influential voice for your profession, giving you the freedom to practise with confidence.

We’re here for you through any professional challenges you may face, from patient complaints to regulatory issues and disciplinary proceedings.

Our expert team understands the challenges of clinical practice, with professional support and advice. You can contact us in an emergency 24/7.

Membership with Medical Protection also helps you expand your skills, enabling you to tackle common causes of complaints and claims with access to our risk management workshops.

Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we can provide the right support for you.

Benefits of membership

Advice and legal representation

You can request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings (e.g. MCNZ), HDC inquiries and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Medicolegal advice

Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which includes medicolegal consultants and lawyers

Professional development workshops and online courses

CME available through workshops and online seminars to develop your communication and risk management skills

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case reports

Confidential counselling service

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful situation you may be experiencing

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Clinical negligence

You can request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (although rare in New Zealand due to ACC) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide


To apply for membership complete our online application form.