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You never know when you’ll need us most

The challenges of a consultant’s career can be random and unpredictable. But with Medical Protection by your side, you can practise with confidence, knowing we’ll be there to protect your career, your finances, and your reputation


Beyond state protection

All doctors working in the NHS receive indemnity. While this covers claims for clinical negligence in the course of contracted duties, it’s not designed to protect your career, reputation or financial security. 

Medical Protection membership gives you the complete protection you need, including the right to request:

  • Legal representation for patient complaints and GMC investigations
  • Assistance with action over Good Samaritan Acts
  • Support during inquests
  • Help with handling unwanted media attention 

We’re here when you need us via our 24/7 medicolegal helpline. From reducing risk to improving patient communication, our professional development courses will help you navigate ever-present ethical and legal challenges. And our support for your wellbeing includes access to free confidential counselling.

As the world’s leading medical defence organisation, we’ve been protecting the interests of medical professionals for over 130 years. We know your work is vital, and will do all we can to support you as you progress in your career.

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