Membership information 0800 225 677
Medicolegal advice 0800 982 766

Medical student membership


We’re here to protect you from the beginning, while you study and as you journey through your career. We can help with any medicolegal concerns including patient complaints, claims for compensation or referrals to the HPCSA.

Being a Medical Protection member means you’re protected – and you have lots of important extras.

electives
resources
counselling

Benefits of membership


Good Samaritan acts

Protection for Good Samaritan acts – where you provide emergency medical assistance in a personal rather than professional capacity – worldwide

Medicolegal advice

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

Advice and support

Guidance on ethical issues, patient safety and consent, and whistleblowing when on placement

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team, which may include clinical negligence attorneys, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers

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

Advice and legal representation

You can request advice and legal representation for HPCSA investigations, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice


Contact us below if you need to update your personal information.

Tel: 0800 225 677

Email: 
international.applications@medicalprotection.org

It is important to keep your details up to date, as any missing or inaccurate information could affect your right to request assistance and, in some circumstances, can result in your membership being cancelled.

 

Medical students

We believe there is no better protection for medical students than being a member of MPS.

MPS exists purely for the benefit of members, providing them with medicolegal advice and assistance and protecting them in an increasingly litigious climate.

For our student members we have developed a student scheme that provides support while you are training.