Advice for members

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advice@mddus.com

How to join

To join MDDUS first generate an instant quote and then complete our online application form.

Applicants should apply for membership at least 14 days* prior to their intended cover start date. An application for membership cannot be submitted more than 60 days before the date from which membership is to commence.

*GPs working outside Scotland: please note that a minimum of 28 days is required for the processing of applications

In order to complete the form you will need to have the following information to hand:

  • GMC/GDC number
  • Previous defence organisation history, including membership numbers
  • Work address and postcode
  • Bank account details - please note that joining online is restricted to subscription payment by direct debit
  • MDDUS Practice/Corporate scheme number  - applicable if working in a practice which holds a scheme membership with MDDUS. Please check with your Practice Manager if you are unsure
  • Matriculation number for those applying for student or graduate membership (FY1s, VDPs, GPTs).

Special applications

Consultants 
Doctors working privately in the following areas should telephone the Membership Services Department on 0333 043 0000 for an individual membership quote and application form:

  • Obstetrics
  • Spinal surgery
  • Plastic and cosmetic surgery
  • Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Neurosurgery.

Please note applications are not accepted from doctors who are practising refractive laser eye surgery.

Applicants who work as private consultants are usually expected to hold, or to have recently held a substantive NHS consultant post in the same specialty. All doctors and dentists who wish to become members of the MDDUS must be registered with the GMC, GDC or, if necessary, both. In addition, applicants must also hold an appropriate licence to practice.

Applicants in the Channel Islands 
Applicants working in the Channel Islands should telephone the Membership Services Department on 0333 043 0000 for an individual membership quote and application form.

Junior/Training grade doctors - private income
Membership includes cover for up to £10,000 from work that is not indemnified through your NHS post. Click here to find out more.

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The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland Registered in Scotland No 5093 at Mackintosh House, 120 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EA.