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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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Doctor-patient confidentiality: A best practice guide

GPs have an unusual relationship with their patients. Together, you might well share moments that are deeply emotional and come to learn details that they’ve shared with no-one else, not even their closest. That’s part of the job – but it also presents a challenge to...

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GPs call for longer consultation time

The importance of looking after our GPs has never been more vital as more surgeries close, along with a sustained fall in UK GP numbers. What this means, is that highly skilled professionals in our industry are under pressure to see and treat more patients in an...

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Duty of candour guidance for GPs

GPs are highly skilled professionals but they’re also human beings and that means mistakes in their jobs are possible. As an MDO set up by GPs for GPs we understand and appreciate this as well as anyone – but we also know the importance of reacting appropriately when...

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