Membership information 0800 225 677
Medicolegal advice 0800 014 780

We’re not just here in case things go wrong. With Medical Protection you also have access to membership benefits and resources that can help stop problems from occurring in the first place.

As a member you are supported by six decades of experience and insight that can help foresee issues, predict trends, and give you the help you need for years to come.


to protect you and your professional reputation

The right to request:

  • Advice and legal representation:
    • for HPCSA procedures
    • in relation to disciplinary matters
    • at inquests.
  • Support with criminal investigations and allegations arising from your clinical practice.
  • Assistance in responding to and resolving complaints.
  • Help with unwanted media attention. 
  • Protection for Good Samaritan acts worldwide.
And for work performed in private practice:

  • The right to request indemnity for claims arising from your private clinical practice.
  • An expert, dedicated legal team for your case.


for your professional development

The right to request:

  • Free communication skills and risk management workshops.
  • Free online learning modules.
  • CPD available.
  • Events around the country.
  • Medicolegal talks and conferences.
See upcoming workshops and events


whenever you need it

The right to request:

  • Free medicolegal advice line.
  • Emergency advice available 24/7.
  • Online case reports.
  • Medicolegal factsheets on common concerns.
  • Leading journal Casebook.
View the online resources

Continuing your membership

How to renew

You are part of a not-for-profit organisation, committed to South Africa.

It’s easy to renew your Medical Protection membership. Two months before the end of your membership year you will receive an invitation to renew.

All we ask is that you check the information in your renewal pack carefully, making sure we hold the correct contact details and information about your scope of practice. This is because any missing or inaccurate information could affect your right to request assistance, and in some circumstances can result in your membership being cancelled.

You can easily update you details, or discuss any part of your renewal with us, by contacting our Membership Helpline at SAMA toll free on 0800 225 677 between 08.00 and 16.30, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can email

If you pay by Direct Debit and all your details are correct, your membership will automatically continue for another year. If you do not pay by Direct Debit you can contact us to arrange payment.