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While the state may be covering you financially, who is there to defend your reputation and give you expert advice and guidance when you need it? At Medical Protection, all your protection is under one roof. Our protection goes beyond clinical negligence claims – our experts are just a phone call away, ready to provide you with support and assistance when you need us.

Our focus is putting you first and providing protection that goes above and beyond – for just £679, our protection goes further.

Who’s looking out for you?

Our protection goes beyond state-backed indemnity and supports you with more than just NHS claims.

With Medical Protection membership, if your professional conduct or personal performance are ever called into question you have the right to request advice and representation.

Join today for unbeatable protection

Join Medical Protection today and pay just £679 for our NHS-only consultant membership. Practise with confidence and know you have the best support in your corner.

We have the largest medicolegal team of any defence organisation. We’re ready to fight for your reputation.

For just £679, our protection goes further – Medical Protection membership provides you with the right to request indemnity for claims arising in a range of different situations and our experts are always there, ready to provide you with support and assistance when you need us. We even have a 24/7 advice line available in an emergency.

NHS indemnityMedical Protection
The right to request
Support in GMC investigations and representation at hearings×
Help in disciplinary proceedings, eg ombudsmen investigations, performers’ list actions×
Assistance with criminal investigations arising from your clinical practice×
Representation and assistance in coroner inquests×
Help responding to patient complaints×
Medicolegal advice line, available 24/7 in an emergency×
Support for managing unwanted media attention×
Protection for Good Samaritan acts worldwide×
CPD courses and online learning to help prevent issues arising×

What sets us apart is the range of benefits that can assist and protect you throughout your career, including risk prevention tools and techniques to support your professional development and help you practise more safely.

Benefits of membership

Advice and legal representation

The right to request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice

Clinical negligence

The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by NHS indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide

Complaints support

Help responding to and resolving patient complaints

Medicolegal advice

Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7 

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers

Professional development workshops and online courses

Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD to develop your communication and risk management skills

Risk management resources

Access to online publications and case reports

Confidential counselling service

Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

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If any of the statements below apply to you please call us on 0800 561 9000.

• You are applying for membership for work undertaken in more than one country
• You are applying for membership for both medical and dental work
• You are applying for membership for both a general practitioner and a hospital doctor role
• You require membership of an existing group arrangement and undertake work outside of the group, for which you require individual membership 


• You are a consultant with no registered specialties
• You are an obstetrician, gynaecologist or maxillofacial surgeon
• You are a clinical scientist

Please note, if you have outstanding regulatory, licensing, registration body, criminal or disciplinary investigations your application will not be accepted.

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Important information

Please allow around 20 minutes to complete your online quote. You can save your quote and return to complete your application at any time for up to 30 days.

If you have previously been a member, your membership number will also be required. If you cannot locate your membership number please call us on 0800 561 9000.

What you will need to complete your quote:

  • The full address and postcode of the places you practise
  • Your scope of practice
  • Your GMC reference number
  • Your date of primary qualification
  • Your full registration date
  • Your gross revenue from private work, including any fees, salary, benefits, profit, dividends and bonuses (before expenses)
  • Details of previous indemnifiers, gaps in your professional protection, any previous complaints and claim and case history

A full case history will be required to support your application if you have held indemnity or insurance with any other providers in the last ten years (periods of state indemnity are not required). Please send us your case history from previous indemnifiers within 42 days of your application being accepted. If we do not receive this within 42 days, or if the information doesn’t match your application form, it could lead to your membership being cancelled.

Referred applications

Sometimes we need to check the information you have provided in your application (for example if you have had a claim in the past). This will mean that, at the end of your online application, you will be told that it has been referred. It can take up to five days for this to be investigated, but you application will still be progressing in the meantime and we will aim to get back to you sooner than that wherever possible.

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