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Membership for newly qualified GPs

With Medical Protection you can save up to 50% on your first year of newly qualified GP (NQGP) membership and up to 30% in your second year of practice. Get the protection your career deserves and the support you need as an NQGP. Find out more

Membership for newly qualified GPs

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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 the appropriate indemnity arrangements in place.

We have more than 125 years of expertise as the world’s leading member-owned, not-for-profit organisation for doctors and healthcare professionals.


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, 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

Expert legal team

Access to a dedicated expert legal team which may include clinical negligence solicitors, medicolegal consultants and professional 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

Confidential counselling service

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

Help with unwanted media attention

Expert support including preparing statements and responding to the media on your behalf

Are you interested in a GP practice scheme?

Practice Xtra provides membership savings and additional benefits when half or more GPs are Medical Protection members.

GPs in England and Wales

Following the introduction of clinical negligence schemes in England and Wales, the state now provides indemnity for clinical negligence claims related to the provision of NHS primary medical services. Medical Protection continues to provide comprehensive protection for circumstances not covered by the scheme, and the right to request indemnity for claims if you opt to add Claims Protection for this work. Claims Protection provides you with the right to request indemnity and defence services in the event of any clinical negligence claims relating to all fee-paying and private work you do outside of an NHS primary medical services contract.

The benefits of membership and how to apply

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If you are a GP practising in the Isle of Man, please see England and Wales for guidance.

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