We are not an insurance company and all the benefits of membership are discretionary, as set out in our Memorandum and Articles of Association. Among these benefits is the right to ask for assistance with a range of medicolegal issues, including indemnity for clinical negligence claims. We are owned by our members so our starting point is always to see how we can help.
When determining whether or not to provide a member with assistance, or the scope of any assistance that can be offered, we ensure that the circumstances of the member’s case are considered on an individual basis by appropriately qualified advisers, who are trained in medicolegal matters. These advisers will exercise their good judgment, on the basis of their experience and knowledge of modern practice, to decide whether or not we should assist in each particular circumstance. We will never exercise our discretion in an arbitrary, capricious or irrational way.