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Free membership for interns

As an intern working in a public hospital, your employer provides indemnity against clinical negligence claims arising from your professional practice. But who’s there to protect your reputation and give you expert advice and guidance when you need it?

Medical Protection has a local team of medicolegal experts ready to support you when you need it most.

As a member you can request advice and legal representation for HPCSA investigations, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice. You can also access confidential counselling, which includes support for work-related stress that may impact your practice, such as burnout, anxiety and conflict.


Medical Protection membership benefits compared to state indemnity

Medical Protection State indemnity
Support in HPCSA investigations and representation at hearings ×
Help in disciplinary proceedings ×
Assistance with criminal investigations arising from your clinical practice ×
Representation and assistance in Coroner inquests ×
Help responding to patient complaints ×
Medicolegal advice line, available 24/7 in an emergency ×
Support for managing unwanted media attention ×
Protection for Good Samaritan acts worldwide ×
CPD courses and online learning to help prevent issues arising ×

Membership is completely FREE during your time as an intern. To apply to become a Medical Protection member please click the button below.

To successfully complete this application, please ensure you have all records to hand. This includes full details of your qualifications, previous indemnity history and where applicable, any claim or case information.