The state may cover you financially, but who is there to defend your reputation and give you expert advice and guidance when you need it?
Having independent legal representation by your side and a team of experts to provide advice and guidance can make all the difference.
Membership with Medical Protection provides you with the right to request assistance for cases 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.
|NHS indemnity||Medical Protection|
|The right to request|
|Support in GMC investigations and representation at hearings||×||✔|
|Help in disciplinary proceedings, eg ombudsman investigations||×||✔|
|Assistance with criminal investigations arising from your clinical practice||×||✔|
|Representation and assistance in coroner’s inquests/Fatal Accident Inquiries ||×||✔|
|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||×||✔|
|Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim||×||✔|
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. We help you leave nothing to chance.
Advice and legal representation
The right to request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests/Fatal Accident Inquiries, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, and criminal investigations related to your professional practice
Confidential counselling service
Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim
Help responding to and resolving patient complaints
Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7. Access to the advice line is unlimited, and the number of times you call has no impact on your subscription rate
Expert legal team
Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants, and professional case and 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
Help with unwanted media attention
Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf
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*Cost shown is the annual membership price for a UK Medical Consultant working exclusively in the NHS. Subject to protection requirements and underwriting approval.
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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, also known as letter of good standing, 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.
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 your application will still be progressing in the meantime and we will aim to get back to you sooner than that wherever possible.