For professional defence against patient complaints and GMC/regulatory matters.
Professional Disciplinary Defence
This includes advice and representation in proceedings before a regulatory body (GMC/GDC).
Professional Defence against Patient Complaints
Assistance with responding to patient complaints and with any formal investigations into complaints.
Assistance with acting as a witness for your employer in coroner inquest proceedings.
Assistance with any matter arising from clinical work, subject to criminal investigation or proceedings (subject to discretion).
Advice in Professional issues
Medico Legal Practice
Advice and Representation in Performers List issues for GPs
Representation for trainees in ARCP appeals and in Performers List issues.
Worldwide Good Samaritan cover
Indemnity for NHS Category 2 work
For advice and representation in issues related to employment.
Advice regarding Terms & Conditions of service
Advice and representation in grievance procedures
Involving a dispute about terms and conditions of employment including remuneration.
Involving a complaint of bullying, harassment or discrimination.
Advice and representation in the employer disciplinary process, including performance and capability processes
Including the equivalent process of providers of contract for the provision of services (such as CCGs, private hospitals, NHS Hospital Trusts etc). This includes defence in a disciplinary process resulting from complaints from patients, employees or colleagues.
Representation in member’s legal action arising out of employment
Including where a member is contracted to provide professional service.
Indemnity for NHS Category 2 Work
The MDS Comprehensive plan and the Clinical Defence plan automatically include an insurance backed cover for NHS Category 2 work for gross income upto £5,000 per annum for GPs and £1,000 per annum for hospital doctors.
If your gross annual income from Category 2 work exceeds the above, contact us to upgrade your cover.
Category 2 work is non-contractual work, done as part of your employment and is therefore not covered under NHS Crown Indemnity. This includes fee paying work
undertaken to provide additional services such as the below:
Hospital Doctors: Coroners reports, police statements, medical certificates, cremation forms, reports requested by courts.
Psychiatrists: Section 12 (Mental Health Act) and DoLS assessments.
General Practitioners: Examinations and reports required by a person or third party primarily to serve the interests of the person, his or her employer or other third party, in non-clinical contexts such as insurance, DVLA, superannuation, foreign travel or emigration – only if done for patients on the practice list. This does not include any private procedures which do not form part of the standard NHS contracted service.
Public Health Doctors: work done for local authorities, vaccinations.
Important: Category 2 cover does not include private practice and/or medico-legal reporting or expert reports commissioned on a private basis. If you are undertaking any private practice or work that is not covered under NHS Indemnity or Category 2, please be advised that you will require additional indemnity/medical malpractice insurance to cover the full scope of your practice. Contact us to obtain a tailored quote.
MDS Comprehensive Plan for Middle Grade, Registrar or ST3+ Doctors
Recommended Plan. For clinical defence, employment support and indemnity for category 2 work.
£595 per annum*
Clinical Defence only for Middle Grade, Registrar or ST3+ Doctors
Includes indemnity for category 2 work. It does not include employment support.
£395 per annum*
Employment Services only for Middle Grade, Registrar or ST3+ Doctors
This does not include clinical defence or indemnity for category 2 work.
£245 per annum*
*The subscription price is indicative and may be subject to change based on an assessment of your application.