Be part of more than just a defence organisation. We go beyond defence, giving you access to protection that’s tailored to your individual circumstances.
Medical Protection membership provides you with the right to request indemnity for claims arising from your private or fee-paying work. 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 practice more safely.
We treat all our members as individuals and by using more detailed information about your scope of practice we can provide you with a tailored membership and subscription, giving you peace of mind that you have appropriate indemnity arrangements in place.
We have over 125 years of expertise as the world’s leading member-owned, not-for-profit organisation for doctors and healthcare professionals.
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
Help responding to and resolving patient complaints
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
Access to online publications and case reports
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
Click below to get your tailored quote.
Quotes are held for 30 days. Click below to proceed, amend or request a new quote.
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.
If you have any questions about your application please refer to our online quote questions and answers and information for applicants.
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 your application will still be progressing in the meantime and we will aim to get back to you sooner than that wherever possible.
You'll notice a few things have changed on our website. After asking our members what they want in an online platform, we've made it easier to access our membership benefits and created a more personalised user experience.
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