Work for professional football clubs - explanatory note

Professional football club employees (full-time doctors)

MDDUS does not provide indemnity for members who are employees of clubs in the English Premiership, Championship or Scottish Premier Football leagues. Such members are advised to ensure their employing club has necessary arrangements in place for indemnity.

Doctors independently contracted by a professional football club

If a doctor is independently contracted by a professional football club to provide his or her professional services to players, then professional indemnity will be provided at the appropriate subscription rate. Members dealing with professional football players should note that their professional and contractual relationship is with the player alone, with contractual arrangements and subsequent invoicing being directed to the player, no matter whether the member is subsequently reimbursed by the club or its medical insurers.

Doctors travelling overseas with a professional football club

MDDUS may extend cover to include indemnity for overseas events to the travelling party only and providing any claim is made in a UK court and under UK law. Any claim made outside UK jurisdiction or under non-UK law will not be indemnified by MDDUS.

Members who work with sport professionals are encouraged to obtain a recognised qualification related to such work.