GPs can be held to account for their actions in many situations other than being sued, police investigations being one of them. It is therefore vital that you have access to expert help to limit the potential damage to your career and reputation, not only in relation to the criminal matter but in case of subsequent investigations such as by the GMC.
While the Government's state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs in England and Wales will provide support with clinical negligence claims in many (although not all) cases, it won't provide this type of support or advice when you need it. In order to safeguard your career, you need to have professional protection alongside state indemnity. That's where Medical Protection comes in.
We're at the end of the phone whenever you need us and can help with a wide range of situations where you face professional scrutiny including complaints, disciplinary proceedings, coroner's inquests, police matters and GMC investigations. In addition to this, our medicolegal advice line provides advice on a wide range of medicolegal and ethical matters that clinicians face on a daily basis.
Our expertise means we can put your welfare first and are best place to provide emotional support, anticipate challenges, help you explain your actions and demonstrate insight, all of which can all lead to better outcomes.