You can trust the world’s leading provider of protection for doctors to help you settle into UK medical practice with confidence.
We’re here to assist with the sort of problems doctors unfortunately face every day. If a mistake is made, someone complains about you or your employer, or the GMC or coroner court needs to carry out an investigation, you need someone on your side. We are the experts who can support you every step of the way.
When we assist you, we reduce the stress or worry a medicolegal challenge may present. We can help limit the impact on your career and reputation, and protect you from the financial implications. If you need professional legal advice or defence, it won’t cost you a penny outside your normal membership fees.
When you become a member, if you have any medicolegal questions or concerns, we want to hear from you. However big or small, we can help you get the answers you need. We have the largest global network of medicolegal experts of any medical defence organisation (MDO) ready to take your call, including fellow doctors who understand the challenges you face every day.
If you want to know more about what we do and why NHS indemnity alone doesn’t provide doctors with the protection they need, take a look at our guide to medical indemnity in the UK and explore all the benefits of membership below.
Supporting International Medical Graduates (IMGs)
We understand that doctors who have qualified overseas and move to the UK to practice medicine have a different experience to doctors who qualified in the UK and, as a result, their needs are different. Whether you are thinking about making a move to the UK or already here, we are committed to supporting you.
At Medical Protection, we provide information and support for our members and the wider IMG community, through our research, campaign activity, providing helpful information on our website, and through our products and services.
Medicolegal advice line
Speak to a dedicated team of experts and fellow doctors if you have a question or concern, including out of hours emergency support 24/7.
Clinical negligence claims
Request indemnity for clinical negligence claims not covered by NHS indemnity, including Good Samaritan acts, and the support of a dedicated legal team, which may include media specialist solicitors, medicolegal consultants, and professional claims handlers.
Assistance and representation
Seek our support with a wide range of matters, including complaints, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings, coroner’s inquests, criminal investigations related to your professional practice, and unwanted attention.
Essential skills training
Choose from a wide range of CPD-accredited courses and webinars to build your skills in subjects like communication, patient safety, and a new course designed especially for IMGs.
Access an independent, confidential counselling service for support with any issue that is affecting your work.
Dedicated IMG relationship manager
Speak to an IMG expert with your questions about Medical Protection membership and how to apply.
IMG relationship manager
Sarah, our dedicated relationship manager is here to help.Learn more
Communication skills for IMGs
Tailored training included in membership.Learn more
Podcasts for IMGs
Listen to our series of podcasts discussing the challenges of being an International Medical GraduateListen now
Essential skills for IMGs
Explore essential skills training that can help you practise safely and confidently.Find out more
Find out how we put your mental health and wellbeing first.Find out more