Your membership is unique to you
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 practise 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 the appropriate indemnity arrangements in place.
We have more than 125 years of expertise as the world’s leading member-owned, not-for-profit organisation for doctors and healthcare professionals.
How do we protect our members?
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
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
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
GPs in England and Wales
Following the introduction of clinical negligence schemes in England and Wales, the state now provides indemnity for clinical negligence claims related to the provision of NHS primary medical services. Medical Protection continues to provide comprehensive protection for circumstances not covered by the scheme, and the right to request indemnity for claims which are outside the scope of state indemnity if you have an appropriate Claims Protection membership for this work.
The benefits of membership and how to apply
Select which country you work in below to find out more:
If you are a GP practising in the Isle of Man, please see England and Wales for guidance.