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Created by GPs for GPs

A new kind of MDO only available to General Practitioners

A new kind of MDO

We can help members avoid risk and respond efficiently and quickly to any professional difficulties that may arise



Advisory Service

Our experienced medico-legal advisory team are able to provide expert advise on a wide range of issues. We  also offer free advice on HR and employment law matters. Our in-house team of GPs understand the challenges of modern practice and are able to offer that much needed help and support.



Medical Defense Society offers membership which includes access to legal and professional indemnity*. Our indemnity package meets the legal requirements and standards set by GMC and NHS England including a minimum cover of £10 million.


As a mutual organisation, we exist solely for the benefit of our GP members and no dividends are paid to shareholders. We are able to tailor a membership to meet your practice requirements.


Medical Defense Society will be offering ongoing learning and development opportunities including various training packages and courses to assist all our members in providing a safer medical practice to their patients

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Sustained fall in UK GP numbers

The number of GPs in the UK is falling in a sustained way for the first time in more than 50 years, according to new research. Analysis by the Nuffield Trust on behalf of the BBC shows that there are now 60 GPs per 100,000 people in the UK – which is down from 64 just...

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Referral scheme gives GPs chance to save 20% on indemnity

GPs can save up to 20% off the cost of their indemnity thanks to a new referral scheme. Medical Defense Society, the only MDO designed and established by GPs for GPs, is looking to reward members who can help to attract new members. If any MDS member refers a new GP...

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Private vs NHS work in a GP practice: What’s changed?

The rules surrounding private healthcare services delivered by GPs have now changed, amid fears of a ‘blurring’ of the lines between NHS and non-NHS work. As part of widespread changes to the GP contract, NHS England has decided to ban the advertising and hosting of...

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