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Membership for NHS consultants

As a consultant working in the NHS you want to make sure you’ve got protection that’s as unique as you are. With the world’s largest medicolegal team and the greatest reserves of any defence organisation, we’re here to protect your finances and your reputation.

With all your protection under one roof – from medicolegal experts to case handlers – you can be confident you’ve got the all-inclusive support you need.

Unlike some other providers, our protection doesn’t stop when you retire or stop practising. You, your family and your estate have the right to request indemnity for future claims arising from any year during which you were a Medical Protection member.

Our protection for NHS consultants goes above and beyond the NHS scheme that only covers damages from negligence claims.

Membership provides you with the right to request assistance for cases arising in a range of different situations. If your clinical practice is called into question by your employer, the GMC or others you have the right to request our assistance. Our experts are always there, ready to provide you with support when you need us.

Benefits of membership

Advice and legal representation

The right to request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Expert legal team

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

Help with unwanted media attention

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

Medicolegal advice

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

Professional development workshops and online courses

Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD 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

Making the most of your membership

Your guide to member benefits outlines the vast range of resources you can use to help manage your risk, receive expert help when you need it, and practise with confidence throughout your career.

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Understanding your membership

Please take time to read the guide to your responsibilities as a member and examples of those circumstances in which we are unlikely to be able to help with a request for assistance.
 

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How to renew your membership

You will receive your renewal pack one month before the end of your current membership year. When you have received your pack you will be asked to login into your MyMPS account and:

  1. Check your information
  2. Update any details that have changed
  3. Renew your subscription
    • You can pay by credit or debit card or set up a Direct Debit online at MyMPS or by contacting us by phone
    • If you already pay by Direct Debit, your payment will be taken automatically.

It is important to check your details as any missing or inaccurate information could affect your right to request assistance and in some circumstances can result in your membership being cancelled.
 

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