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Winter Indemnity Scheme

Winter Indemnity Scheme

Winter Indemnity Scheme

Sept 26, 2018

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 subscription to MDS.

This scheme has been developed in conjunction with NHS England and will run between 1st October 2018 and 31st March 2019. The funding and timing of the scheme are in line with the 2017-18 scheme.

NHS England and MDS would like to advise all our members that you check your current sessional cover, as you may have access to further sessions within your current allocation. This can be found on your membership certificate. We would stress that this scheme is designed to meet the costs of indemnifying additional OOH work this winter; members should not amend their previous levels of indemnity. It is also the member responsibility to inform MDS of any sessions/work that was not carried out.

It is also important to remember that this cover needs to be in place before undertaking any additional sessions as it cannot be put in place retrospectively.

 

New Members Portal Launch

New Members Portal Launch

New Members Portal Launch

Jul 16, 2018

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.

In addition to this members will also be able to view their invoices and payment history.

This will make us more accessible to members and reduce the administrative burden for members when it comes to dealing with a Medical defence organisation. This is another example of how the Medical Defense Society are trying to make life easier for our members.

All members will receive an invite via email with details about how to set up your password and access the members portal in the next few days.

IDF corporate sponsorship

IDF corporate sponsorship

IDF corporate sponsorship

May 25, 2018

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 practice.

The IDF are recognised as the nationwide voice of independent doctors in all matters relating to private medicine, their education and revalidation.

Wales to introduce government backed indemnity insurance for GP practices

Wales to introduce government backed indemnity insurance for GP practices

Wales to introduce government backed indemnity insurance for GP practices

May 14, 2018

MDS was created by GPs for GPs in view of the spiralling indemnity costs and our wish to provide a bespoke, high-quality service tailored to the specific needs of GPs. We have had a successful start, receiving very positive feedback from our GP members to date.

We are pleased that the Welsh government recognises the problem of GP indemnity costs and is exploring the possibility of a state-backed scheme for GPs and their surgery staff and is looking to align this to a similar scheme in England so that Welsh GPs are not at a disadvantage.

Having said that, all of the briefing papers disclosed to us by the Department of Health over recent months with regards to the scheme in England, make clear that this new scheme will assist GPs in relation to clinical negligence claims only. It appears that GPs will still require separate cover in respect of the many other potential jeopardies they encounter, including GMC investigations, performers list proceedings, CQC action, inquests and more.

We look forward to opening discussions with BMA Wales, the Welsh Risk Pool, the Department of Health and Social Services and the Welsh Government in working through the finer details of the scheme in order to ensure it is the best deal for GPs and their needs.

MDS remains open for new GP members to join and will continue to offer competitive rates and an outstanding service. Above all, we remain 100% committed to our members, who will always be our priority.

MDS at Pulse LIVE London

MDS at Pulse LIVE London

MDS at Pulse LIVE, London

Mar 26, 2018

Medical Defense Society is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting on Stand 31 at Pulse LIVE London at Olympia this week on the 27th and 28th of March.

Our CEO Rohan Simon will be giving a talk in the “Your Practice” area at 14:05 – this will cover indemnity insurance past, present and future and how this will affect our members.

For further details on the event please go Pulse-Live

Come and see us on Stand 31 to discuss your indemnity insurance needs