The Medical Protection Society Ltd (MPS) was founded in 1892 and was originally know and the (London and Counties) Medical Protection Society. Within the first two years it had over 1000 members. Today the MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation protecting and supporting the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world.
The main jurisdictions that MPS has members other than the UK and Ireland are South Africa, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Caribbean and Bermuda. They do hold smaller numbers of members in other countries and will consider unlikely places even if you are doing voluntary work overseas.
MPS do not offer permanent membership in the USA or Canada but even in these areas the MPS membership will offer access to medicolegal assistants for students on their electives and for Good Samaritan acts.
Who does the Medical Protection Society Ltd (MPS) Protect?
- Healthcare Professionals
- Medical Students
- Foundation Doctors
What protection does the Medical Protection Society Ltd (MPS) offer?
Membership of MPS provides access to expert advice and support and the right to request indemnity for claims or complaints arising from the members professional practice. With in-house experts available to help with the wide range of legal and ethical issues including clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.
MPS is not an insurance company and all benefits are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
MPS offer their members access to workshops and masterclasses covering a range of medical and healthcare topics along with regular events and conferences. The MPS website offers a whole host of information for anyone working or training to work within the healthcare sector and if you would like further information and details about becoming a member, please visit https://www.medicalprotection.org/uk
All of the above information has been sourced from the MPS website using the link above.