As a consultant working in private practice you want to make sure you’ve got protection that’s as unique as you are. With the world’s largest medicolegal team and the greatest reserves of any defence organisation, we’re here to protect your finances and your reputation.
With all your protection under one roof – from medicolegal experts to case handlers – you can be confident you’ve got the all-inclusive support you need.
Unlike some other providers, our protection doesn’t stop when you retire or stop practising. You, your family and your estate have the right to request indemnity for future claims arising from any year during which you were a Medical Protection member.
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.
The right to request advice and legal representation for coroner's inquests, disciplinary and regulatory proceedings and criminal investigations related to your professional practice
The right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims (not covered by NHS indemnity) and Good Samaritan acts worldwide
Free access to the Croner advice line which provides support with tax and VAT, company law and health and safety support
Medicolegal advice line including out of hours emergency support 24/7
Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional claims managers
Workshops, online courses and webinars with accredited CPD to develop your communication and risk management skills
Help responding to and resolving patient complaints
Access to our confidential counselling service to support you through a stressful case or claim
Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf
Our discretionary approach to providing assistance is not about saying no. It’s about having the flexibility to ask, ‘How can we help?
Discretion allows us to treat each case on its individual merit, providing flexibility for a wider range of situations, especially those with unforeseen or unusual circumstances.
Unlike some other organisations, discretion allows us to assess claims and complaints when new issues and risks arise in healthcare and consider where we can support you. Our response for members in the COVID-19 crisis is a clear demonstration of that flexibility.
Our experienced medicolegal consultants and specialist solicitors can use their judgement and expertise to help you, without being restricted by small print, caps or exclusion clauses.
Our medicolegal advice service is there to help with queries and medicolegal emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With knowledge that understands you and your specialty, whatever your question, problem or dilemma, our team of experts are only ever a phone call away.
Talking to our experts won’t increase your subscription rate. No matter how many times you need advice, it won’t cost you a penny more. We will support with any personal conduct or GMC inquiries you encounter.
Priced for your protection and never for our profit, members are at the heart of everything we do. We don’t have shareholders to pay, so every decision we make is to benefit our membership.
Our focus is on putting you first and providing protection that goes further. Our protection is not limited to patient claims, and our team are here to offer advice for any eventuality your career may face. We will assist with any personal conduct GMC inquiry on your behalf.
Mental wellbeing is something we all manage on a day-to-day basis. The pressures and demands you face as a consultant working in private practice can make this challenging – more so now than ever before.
Whether you want to lower your stress levels, sleep better or reduce burnout, we can help you take positive steps to better wellbeing.
We’ve partnered with ICAS International to give you access to immediate practical support. You can download the ECare app for a personalised wellness service and talk one-on-one to a licensed counsellor through a free and confidential service.
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:
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.
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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