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Following a rise in indemnity costs for GPs across the country, a group of GPs felt something had to be done. Coming together as a group their journey started in March 2015 by looking at different models of working and speaking to experts in the insurance industry including underwriters, medical-legal lawyers, senior GPs, risk and actuarial teams. After more than 6 months of meetings, talks and deliberations Medical Defense Society (MDS) was incorporated as a company in January 2016 and JLT was selected as the insurance advisor partner. After many more months of discussions and spending the time to put together a strong foundation for the society MDS went live in July 2017 to create an exclusive MDO for GPs.

MDS now has 345 members since being active in July 2017 and continues to remain a not-for-profit organisation. Our tag line ‘Created by GPs for GPs’ embodies everything about the society and ensures we serve the interests of our GP members at a competitive price.