54b MID MERSEY: That conference is deeply concerned about the astronomical rise in defence subscriptions for salaried and sessional doctors and calls upon the LMC Conference to address the economical strain which is making part time GP work unsustainable.
393 KENSINGTON, CHELSEA AND WESTMINSTER: That conference notes the rising premiums for medical defence and calls upon the GPC to meet with representatives of medical defence organisations to:
- discuss the evidence base used to calculate GP premiums
- question the cost variance between MDOs and the disparity of premiums paid by sessional GPs and principals for performing the same type of GP work
- request that the letter of good standing required to change medical defence organisation be accurate and factual rather than a 'summary which may not be reflective'.
Or why not just go the whole hog and call for crown indemnity for all doctors working in the NHS to match our hospital colleagues?
LMC Conference 2015
Medical defence organisations | How do they represent sessional GPs?
Medical Protection Society
MPS is the leading provider of comprehensive professional indemnity and expert advice to doctors, dentists and health professionals around the world. We are a mutual, not-for-profit organisation offering more than 280,000 members help with legal and ethical problems that arise from their professional practice. This includes clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal-accident inquiries.
Using our wealth of knowledge and experience we have developed a range of education and risk management resources that will assist you in reducing your exposure to complaints and claims. The portfolio available includes publications, conferences, lectures, workshops, E-learning and clinical risk assessments. 97% of members who used MPS say they would recommend us to their colleagues.
Medical Defence Union
The MDU is the UK’s leading medical defence organisation, a not-for-profit organisation wholly dedicated to our members’ interests. Our team is led and staffed by doctors with real-life experience of the pressures and challenges faced in practice.
We offer members expert guidance, personal support and uncompromising defence in addressing medico-legal issues, complaints and claims. Our customised services range from legal assistance, indemnity, training and risk management advice.
As an MDU member you can also benefit from the following:
MDDUS is a mutual organisation that has been providing indemnity, advice and guidance on medico-legal matters to members who encounter professional difficulties for over 100 years.
Membership of MDDUS provides access to: