020 8938 3631

Membership growth marks huge vote of confidence from GPs

Medical Defense Society membership numbers have jumped 70% during a strong period of growth in 2018/19. The rise in members for the year to April can be revealed as MDS gets ready to celebrate its second anniversary in July and starts to become a recognised...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Why it’s important to review your indemnity

We’re delighted to be able to help our GPs to go about their work safe in the knowledge that they have the cover and support that they need. We’re also confident that more GPs would benefit from joining the MDS family. However, we also know that GPs are busy people –...

read more

New GP contract brings changes to indemnity rules

< News New GP contract brings changes to indemnity rules Jan 31, 2019 NHS England bosses have today announced a new five-year contract for GP services in England which includes the introduction of indemnity state backed scheme. The new deal...

read more

Winter Indemnity Scheme

As recently announced, NHS England will cover the cost of professional indemnity for any additional out of hours work to be undertaken by our GP members this winter.
This will give our members freedom to work additional sessions without having to pay the additional

read more

New Members Portal Launch

We are pleased to announce that we will now be providing a ‘Members Portal’ this gives members access to their account details and members will be able to manage their address, contact details and set up a direct debit through the members portal.

read more

IDF corporate sponsorship

We are pleased to announce that the Medical Defense Society has agreed to be a corporate sponsor of the IDF. This highlights MDS’ commitment to supporting GPs, not only those practicing within the NHS but also those in private

read more