We are MPS – Medical Protection Society

We are the world’s leading member-owned, not-for-profit protection organisation for doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals.

Founded in 1892, we exist to protect and support the professional interests of almost 300,000 members around the world, helping them to understand and navigate the ongoing challenges of modern practice. Today we proudly support members in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Caribbean and Bermuda.

Our in-house experts can assist members with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that can arise from their professional practice. This can include assistance with clinical negligence claims, complaints, Medical and Dental Council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests, and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to prevent problems before they occur. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, e-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures, and presentations.

We also actively campaign for regulatory and legal reforms that benefit members and the wider healthcare professions.

We are a mutual society

Because we are owned by, and accountable to, members, our starting point is always ‘how can we help?’ We act in the interests of individual members and the interests of the membership as a whole, taking decisions that best support members’ needs. We pursue the highest standards of stewardship and corporate governance.

We are not for profit

MPS is not an insurance company. We are a not-for-profit organisation, owned solely by members and this informs all our decisions.

Unlike an insurance company, we don’t have profit-seeking shareholders to answer to and all subscriptions are used for the benefit of the membership. Our focus is solely on supporting and protecting members, not only today but for as long as they need us.

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