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Why Medical Protection?


Join the world’s leading medical defence organisation and get more than just the best possible defence.

We understand the ever changing challenges you face as a medical professional and can adapt our services to your needs. Whatever the stage in your career we can provide the right support for you.

 

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The benefits of MPS membership


Our whole ethos is focused on putting your needs first.

Every day we help members deal with difficult issues arising from their clinical practice, whether they be regulators challenging their professional competence, or patients making complaints or claims for clinical negligence. Just as you do with your own patients, we can provide expertise, reassurance and support to help you through the relevant processes and see things to a resolution.

MPS indemnity and representation


You can request assistance with any action, proceeding, claim or demand arising from your professional practice including:

 
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Clinical negligence claims


Worldwide, this represents about 20% of our caseload, but accounts for the largest proportion of annual expenditure. When we take on a claim, we can manage it from first notification to conclusion, and can take care of all the legal costs and compensation payments.

Investigations


We can provide advice and legal representation for regulatory council inquiries arising from health, performance, and professional conduct. We can help you from the outset, whether it be drafting a letter or providing high-calibre legal representation at a full hearing.

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Disciplinary procedures


We can provide advice and representation if you face allegations arising from the provision of clinical care to patients, concerning your professional conduct, competence and performance, or in relation to health problems that are having a significant effect on your clinical performance.

Preparing for inquests


We can help you prepare a report for the coroner and advise you on how to conduct yourself at the inquest. If necessary, we can arrange for legal representation on your behalf.

Criminal proceedings


We can provide advice and representation if you face allegations arising from the provision of clinical care to patients, concerning your professional conduct, competence and performance, or in relation to health problems that are having a significant effect on your clinical performance.

Indemnity for Good Samaritan acts


We can help you prepare a report for the coroner and advise you on how to conduct yourself at the inquest. If necessary, we can arrange for legal representation on your behalf.

Advice


 

Medicolegal advisory service


You can phone or email us for advice to help resolve the many dilemmas that can arise from everyday practice. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for urgent advice. Requests for medicolegal assistance can be directed to a toll-free advice line (0800 982 766) and email address (medical.rsa@mps-group.org).

There is also an incident reporting form available at www.mps-group.org/za-mla. The form is secure and confidential allowing you to give us your membership details and a brief explanation of the incident. This direct access is underpinned by our established panel of local expert lawyers and experienced medicolegal advisers.


Medicolegal Advice

Complaints


We can help you formulate a response to a complaint and assist and support you through to its resolution. We can work with you to look at why complaints arise and how to minimise the risks of recurrence.

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Handling media attention


If you attract adverse publicity, we can issue press statements and act as spokesperson to the media to shield you as far as possible from having to deal directly with the press.


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Counselling and support


We offer access to a 24/7 counselling service if you are suffering from stress and anxiety as a result of situations such as complaints, claims, or disciplinary or a HPCSA investigation. It is an independent service tailored to your requirements and delivered by fully trained, qualified and registered psychologists and counsellors. The service is entirely independent and confidential – MPS is not informed of the details of consultations – and accessing the service is via the relevant medicolegal case handler, who will be able to provide the service’s freephone number.

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Medical Protection membership means access to e-learning courses, a range of useful publications and resources and of course world-class defence.

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