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Why choose Medical Protection?

We have more than 300,000 medical members around the world

Medical Protection has a comprehensive network of medicolegal experts

We would like to reassure our members that the recent vote of the British people to exit the European Union will have no impact on our ability to provide our members with the world class service that you expect. As a not-for-profit mutual with members in many countries around the world, we are experienced at providing a consistent service across different countries.


Casebook is the journal of Medical Protection. Each issue is full of medicolegal news, thought-provoking features and case reports.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q
    Can I do voluntary work overseas?
    12 November 2020
    At Medical Protection we understand the vital role that humanitarian care plays worldwide, especially in times of crisis. That is why humanitarian protection is something we’ve offered for many years.

    You can request protection for humanitarian work if…
    • Your membership is current
    • You have been in membership for a minimum of 6 months
    • You are working for a recognised charity or humanitarian organisation
    • You contact Medical Protection before you intend to travel
    • You have met all of the destination country’s professional criteria
    • Your intended work excludes the management of pregnancies 

    In addition, you can request the benefit of membership relating to humanitarian work for up to 6 months in any 12-month membership period. This can be applied to shorter periods of travel, or for a single 6-month period.

    Other things medical volunteers need to know

    As a volunteer, you are always responsible for checking that you understand and follow the laws and regulations of the country where you will be volunteering, including any requirements for work permits or visas. You also need to understand and follow any professional obligations such as registration or licensing, and the rules about the type of indemnity you are required to have.

    Members who have met all of a country’s professional criteria can request assistance from us. However, this is only available for matters brought within the member’s home territory.

    The benefits of membership (including the right to request indemnity) do not extend to any matters arising from the management of a pregnancy under humanitarian care.

    If you would like any further details about the humanitarian protection that we provide, please contact the Member Services team for more information.
  • Q
    As a GP, does my indemnity allow me to undertake tongue-tie division procedures?
    17 October 2017

    GPs who have full Medical Protection membership can request indemnity for tongue-tie division if:

    • they have appropriate training and experience
    • patients/parents are properly informed of the procedure, this includes the risks as well as potential complications, and consent has been obtained before proceeding
    • it is performed in an appropriate setting. Procedures not carried out in clinical premises must be undertaken in a safe environment with adequate and appropriate facilities.
  • Q
    Am I indemnified to undertake the Harmony prenatal test when it is offered privately?
    17 October 2017

    Those who are on obstetrics/gynaecology, paediatric and GPs on their current grade can request indemnity for undertaking the Harmony prenatal test provided members ensure:

    • patients are adequately counselled and consented
    • patients are appropriately followed up
    • full records are maintained (including records of the counselling and consent, as well as follow up arrangements).