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Following the introduction of clinical negligence schemes for general practice in England and Wales, the state now provides indemnity for your NHS work. Medical Protection membership continues to provide comprehensive protection for circumstances not covered by the scheme and indemnity for non-NHS work where needed.

Professional Protection benefits at a glance

State-backed indemnityProfessional Protection benefits
The right to request
Support in GMC investigations and representation at hearings×
Help in disciplinary proceedings, eg ombudsmen investigations, performers’ list actions×
Assistance with criminal investigations arising from your clinical practice×
Representation and assistance in coroner inquests×
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×
Free CPD courses and online learning to help prevent issues arising×

If you undertake any non-NHS work in your practice or privately, this isn’t covered by the state scheme, but you can add it to your Medical Protection membership.

Claims Protection gives you the right to request indemnity and expert medicolegal assistance and representation for clinical negligence claims arising from non-NHS work.

Claims Protection

You will have access to a team of experts including a dedicated:

Medicolegal consultant with experience in primary care

Claims manager with expertise in clinical negligence claims

Professional support team to manage your claim as efficiently as possible

Specialist solicitor for legal representation

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