As a consultant working in private practice 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.
The right to request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice
The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by NHS indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide
Free access to the Croner advice line which provides support with tax and VAT, company law and health and safety support by calling 0844 561 8133 and quoting scheme number: 85007*subject to criteria
Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7
Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers
Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD to develop your communication and risk management skills
Help responding to and resolving patient complaints
Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim
Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf
Our discretionary approach to providing assistance is not about saying no. It’s about having the flexibility to ask, ‘How can we help?
Discretion allows us to treat each case on its individual merit, providing flexibility for a wider range of situations, especially those with unforeseen or unusual circumstances.
Unlike some other organisations, discretion allows us to assess claims and complaints when new issues and risks arise in healthcare and consider where we can support you. Our response for members in the COVID-19 crisis is a clear demonstration of that flexibility.
Our experienced medicolegal consultants and specialist solicitors can use their judgement and expertise to help you, without being restricted by small print, caps or exclusion clauses.
Our medicolegal advice service is there to help with queries and medicolegal emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With knowledge that understands you and your specialty, whatever your question, problem or dilemma, our team of experts are only ever a phone call away.
Priced for your protection and never for our profit, members are at the heart of everything we do. We don’t have shareholders to pay, so every decision we make is to benefit our membership.
Our focus is on putting you first and providing protection that goes further. Our protection is not limited to patient claims, and our team are here to offer advice for any eventuality your career may face. You have the right to request assistance with personal conduct matters brought by the GMC.
Access to online publications and case reports
Mental wellbeing is something we all manage on a day-to-day basis. The pressures and demands you face as a consultant working in private practice can make this challenging – more so now than ever before.
Whether you want to lower your stress levels, sleep better or reduce burnout, we can help you take positive steps to better wellbeing.
We’ve partnered with ICAS International to give you access to immediate practical support. You can download the ECare app for a personalised wellness service and talk one-on-one to a licensed counsellor through a free and confidential service.
With a group membership scheme from Medical Protection you get peace of mind from knowing that every consultant member is protected by the world’s leading medical defence organisation.
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.
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.
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:
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.
You'll notice a few things have changed on our website. After asking our members what they want in an online platform, we've made it easier to access our membership benefits and created a more personalised user experience.
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