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GROUPCARE Plus where between 50% to 79% of your practice GPs are MDU members.

GROUPCARE is open to all practices with at least two eligible GPs (one must be a GP principal), excluding GP locums, GPSTs and trust indemnified GPs.

FREE membership1

Free membership for practice managers and up to two practice staff for every GP member. Applicable for practice nurses carrying out standard duties, healthcare assistants and phlebotomists.

Discounted professional indemnity1

We can offer discounted membership for nurse practitioners and nurses working in an extended role. This category of membership is suitable for nursing members who choose to perform more advanced or extended duties within a practice such as triage, prescribing and the placement of contraceptive implants.

To discuss your requirements, please call our dedicated GROUPCARE team on freephone membership helpline 0800 012 1318 or email

Access to professional indemnity1

Physician assistants can apply for membership if their practice has a GROUPCARE scheme in place.

By adding your practice managers, practice nurses and healthcare assistants to the GROUPCARE scheme, the whole team can look to us for advice and assistance.

FREE 24-hour employment law advice line

The employment law advice line is provided by Peninsula Business Services, the leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK.

GROUPCARE members receive free access to Peninsula's 24/7 employment law helpdesk via telephone or email. You can receive:

  • immediate advice from dedicated consultants with in-depth experience in employment legislation, contractual requirements and case law precedents.
  • assistance in drafting any follow-up letters.
  • telephone coaching when managing difficult or complex employee relations.

If you are a GROUPCARE member and would like to call the Peninsula employment law advice line, call 0844 892 2487 and quote your individual MDU membership number, your GROUPCARE number and Peninsula authorisation code.

FREE practice-based training seminars

These popular seminars can help you identify areas of potential risk within the practice which can minimise complaints from patients.

The seminars are facilitated by our team of GP liaison managers, and are:

  • accredited for one CPD credit by the RCGP2
  • free for GROUPCARE schemes
  • at a time and day to suit you, subject to availability
  • interactive, with questions and answers
  • relevant to the whole healthcare team
  • approximately 45-60 minutes
  • scenario-based examples to help you apply guidance to daily decision-making.

FREE 24-hour health and safety advice line

The health and safety advice line is provided by Peninsula Business Services, the leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK.

  • 24/7 helpdesk giving instant advice on all kinds of health and safety issues
  • comprehensive guidance and support from health and safety experts

The 24 hour health and safety helpdesk is provided on an unlimited basis by health and safety experts who are equipped with the latest and largest health and safety information database in the UK, delivering comprehensive guidance and support.

Access to purchase full Peninsula employment law and health and safety packages at an exclusive MDU discount

Employment law package

  • An employee management system.
  • Peninsula insurance3 - for employment tribunals, preparation and representation by Peninsula's in-house legal team.
  • A fortnightly electronic newsletter.
  • hronline website - download an app that allows you to manage holiday requests, log sickness and lateness and keep track of who's out of the office, from anywhere using your smartphone.

Health and safety package

Peninsula can prepare and install a bespoke Health and Safety management system for your business. It includes:

  • a comprehensive written health and safety policy
  • an employee safety handbook
  • visitors' documentation
  • safety records and procedures
  • a risk assessment system
  • training records and documentation
  • system updates as needed by legislation
  • changes in management structure or activities.

Premises inspection

  • Review of the way you manage health and safety in your premises
  • Conducted by qualified health and safety consultants
  • Identify areas of non-compliance with legal requirements
  • Written report advising on how to use best practice and achieve compliance with legal obligations.

Peninsula insurance3 - for the costs of defending criminal prosecutions for breach of health and safety law, representation for interviews under caution and contesting enforcement orders.

Business safe online - documentation storage, risk assessments and responsibilities planners. Also available as a smartphone app.

Incident assistance - in carrying out an emergency/accident investigation in the event of a serious incident on the premises.

To purchase a Peninsula package at an exclusive MDU discount, phone Peninsula on 0844 892 2487 or email

The Peninsula insurance policies are also available as stand-alone purchases to all GROUPCARE members.

Access to exclusive discounted locum insurance

Locum insurance provided by James Hallam Limited covers the cost of any unplanned absences for your surgery which could be caused by illness or injury. It can cover the cost of hiring a locum or providing temporary or paid overtime to existing staff members. This can protect the absent partner from having to fund the cost themselves, and ensures they meet their contractual obligations. Other advantages can include paid maternity and paternity benefits, stress and depression cover. 

GROUPCARE Plus members receive a 8% discount (more discounts are available to GROUPCARE Premium practices). Call James Hallam Limited on 01923 298 416. 

Access to exclusive discounted surgery insurance

James Hallam Limited have designed a surgery policy to cover the risk of loss or damage to your premises including contents, loss of income and liability cover for your staff. Cover can also be extended to include the absence of one key person, for example a practice manager. 

The policies can cover traditional single surgeries as well as multiple sites and the new model of GP Federations. James Hallam Limited will advise you on the most appropriate cover for your needs for both products. 

GROUPCARE Plus members receive a 8% discount (more discounts are available to GROUPCARE Premium practices). Call James Hallam Limited on 01923 298 416. 

James Hallam Limited are specialist insurance brokers to the healthcare market and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Number 134435.
MDU Services Ltd is introducer for MDU members to James Hallam Limited and Peninsula general insurance products and receives a small commission for its introducer only role. Any commission generated is re-invested to ensure members receive further discounts and benefits.

Save up to 32% when you purchase an online Medeconomics subscription

When your practice subscribes to Medeconomics, your practice will get access for up to 15 individuals. Applies to new subscriptions only.

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1 We may vary the number of free and/or discounted memberships available to GROUPCARE practices at our discretion.
2 Manual Handing seminar not accredited for CPD.
3 Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited, 'Irwell'.

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