We know that when GPs join or leave the practice team this may affect your Practice Xtra membership. Please let us know about this as soon as possible so we can help you retain or increase your membership benefits. You can contact your account manager to discuss any changes to your GP membership.
Adding a GP who is a Medical Protection member
To make the GP part of your group arrangement please ask them to contact us quoting their membership number and your practice ID. The practice ID can be found on the top right corner of the certificate for all members included in your Practice Xtra package. They will need to complete an application form to confirm the date they joined your practice, their working pattern (i.e. number of sessions) and payment information.
When GPs move onto a group scheme they have their subscription recalculated and their renewal date amended to a common practice renewal date. Amended membership documents will then be sent confirming the subscription rate and payment schedule, including a new membership certificate. Individual members don't lose out financially when they move into a group arrangement and can often save money on their membership fee.
Adding a GP who is not a Medical Protection member
The GP first needs to apply for a Medical Protection membership. You can download an application form from our website. If the applicant wishes to pay by Direct Debit the account holder should also download and complete a Direct Debit instruction and include it with the application.
Please ensure the GP clarifies that they can leave their current medical indemnity organisation and that they complete and submit their application form before their existing indemnity/insurance arrangement expires as Medical Protection membership cannot be backdated. An application can be signed and dated up to eight weeks in advance.
Adding a nurse or Practice Manager
Nurses and practice managers all need to apply for individual Medical Protection membership. You can download an application form from our website.
Nurses need to complete and submit their application form before their existing indemnity/insurance arrangement expires as a new one cannot be backdated. An application can be signed and dated up to eight weeks in advance.
Removing GPs and associate members
If a payment member wishes to cancel their membership, the member will need to contact us directly to discuss this.
To remove other members e.g. free nurse members from your Practice Xtra group the group administrator can contact Member Services on 0800 952 0441.
In both cases we will need to know the date they wish to be removed and a forwarding address if they are leaving their current practice.