A Practice Xtra group scheme means we are by your team’s side should you face a complaint, claim or investigation, while our educational support and medicolegal advice can help prevent problems occurring in the first place.
Here you can find out more about benefits relating to your group scheme and get help to manage the membership of your group.
For information on how to manage your Practice Xtra scheme including scheme application and direct debit forms please click here.
- GP partners and salaried GPs. When GPs are part of a Practice Xtra Gold group, they are entitled to a reduced annual subscription rate, which can add up to a saving of thousands of pounds across the practice.
- Free indemnity-only membership for nurses. Giving them the right to request expert case handling and indemnity in the event of a negligence claim (limits to the number of free nurse members you can have in your group may apply). Find out more about nurse membership through Practice Xtra here.
- Free indemnity-only membership for practice managers (excluding partners). Making it easy to manage the arrangement and seek advice on behalf of group members.
- Membership for other healthcare professionals. Exclusive to Practice Xtra groups we can also offer membership to pharmacists, physiotherapists, paramedics and physician’s associates. Find out more about membership for other healthcare professionals here.
For more information about protection, advice and support for each individual in your group please see our pages for GP members and other healthcare professionals.
Advice and assistance
- Complaints handling. Where a complaint involves a GP Medical Protection member we can help you formulate a response to a complaint and assist and support you through to its resolution. We can also work with you to look at why complaints have arisen and how you can address this in future.
- HR and business advice. You can contact our partner Croner, the UK’s leading provider of workplace information, advice and guidance, for free, reliable advice on critical issues including employment law and health and safety. Click here for more information.
Avoiding problems and reducing risk
- Risk management. Our risk experts can produce a personal report and action plan on your behalf, to help you identify any changes that could improve patient safety and compliance. You can also use our online tools to carry out a self-assessment. Find out more.
- Online learning. Available for all the named Medical Protection members in your group, our free online learning modules are designed to help members gain essential learning and reduce their risk of a claim or complaint. [hyperlink]
- Medicolegal resources. You can also browse our online resources. These include case reports, medicolegal factsheets and practice magazine Practice Matters, and are written by doctors and medicolegal professionals to give you expert, accessible advice.
- Risk alerts. Keep an eye out for email alerts designed to keep you aware of changes to regulations and legislation, and able to maintain appropriate protocols and procedures. We’ll only send you alerts about important issues and where you might need to take some action. View all alerts.
- Training practice resources. If you have Gold Practice Xtra membership we can help you help your trainees succeed. We will send you three sets of book packs worth £250 to keep in your practice library. Texts include Handbook of General Practice, Emergencies in Primary Care and many of the MRCGP preparation guides. Place an order.
- CQC guide. Guidance and resources to help you prepare for an inspection, organised around the key lines of enquiry (KLOEs). Explore guidance. Find out more.
Continuing your membershipWhen your membership is due to be renewed we will send documents to each individual Medical Protection member to check as well as a renewal letter to the Practice Xtra administrator.
Please ensure everyone checks these who needs to, and lets us know about any changes to working arrangements that could affect their membership as soon as possible.