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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 South Africa for over 65 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 doctor-to-doctor 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.

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*For clinical negligence claims for private practice only 

Benefits of membership

Advice and legal representation

You can request advice and legal representation for HPCSA investigations, inquests and disciplinary matters and criminal proceedings related to your clinical practice. 

Clinical negligence

You can request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not applicable to public hospital or employer indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide

Expert legal team

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

Medicolegal advice

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

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Professional development workshops and online courses

CEU 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 case or claim

Help with unwanted media attention

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

To apply for membership complete our online application form.


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If you would like an indicative cost of membership, complete our quote form and we will be in touch.

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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.