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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 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.

Annual membership for GP trainees in England, Wales and Scotland is just £48.

Annual membership for GP trainees in Northern Ireland is £48 in your first year of training. This increases when you move into a GP post as, unlike hospital posts, clinical negligence claims are not covered by an NHS scheme. You can claim back any membership costs which exceed £48 from the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA) and we will provide you with a letter to help you with this reimbursement.


HEE funded indemnity arrangements 

We’re providing block indemnity arrangements for selected GP specialty trainees from August 2021 on behalf of Health Education England (HEE). 

How do we protect our members?

Benefits of membership

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

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. 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

Confidential counselling service

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

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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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If you are a GPST/ST applying for membership as part of a HEE block indemnity arrangement please use our fast-track application form here.

If you have any questions about your application please refer to our online quote questions and answers and information for applicants.

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, 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.

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 your 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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