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Membership categories

MDDUS has a range of membership categories to suit all disciplines and stages of your career.


Our GP members work in practices across the UK enjoying the security that comes with 24/7 access to expert medico-legal support and guidance in the event of professional difficulties.

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Dentist and dental care professional

Dentists and DCPs working in general practice and within hospitals or other community settings can benefit from a range of dento-legal services offered by MDDUS.

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Hospital doctor

MDDUS membership is open to all hospital doctors working in the UK (excluding the Isle of Man) and provides access to an independent source of advice for professional concerns not covered under NHS indemnity, including GMC matters.

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Doctor in private practice

MDDUS offers doctors working in private practice within the UK a full service including access to indemnity and medico-legal advice and support.

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GP registrar / GPST

GP registrars and GPSTs are legally required to secure appropriate indemnity before working in general practice. The MDDUS can offer this and other benefits of membership at competitive rates and can tailor packages to match your working arrangements.

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Postgraduate dental trainees

Dentists in postgraduate training can enjoy a range of essential dento-legal services from MDDUS including expert advice and support.

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Foundation year doctor

MDDUS offers foundation year doctors essential medico-legal services not covered by NHS indemnity.

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Medical or dental student

MDDUS offers free student membership to undergraduates studying in medical and dental schools throughout the UK, with access to our full range of student discounts and benefits.

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Practice manager

Medical practice mangers can apply to MDDUS for associate membership, providing access to advice and support if a claim is made against your practice.

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