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0800 716 646

GROUPCARE Standard

When up to 50% 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 membership*

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 indemnity*

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 groupcare@themdu.com

Access to professional indemnity*

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.

Interest free instalments

Paying members of GROUPCARE schemes can spread the cost of their subscriptions over 10 interest-free monthly instalments, which will take effect from your next renewal date.

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 RCGP**
  • 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.

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 Standard members receive a 6% discount (more discounts are available to GROUPCARE Plus and 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 Standard members receive a 6% discount (more discounts are available to GROUPCARE Plus and 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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Access to favourable rates when you set up a childcare voucher scheme

We have teamed up with Computershare Voucher Services to provide a childcare voucher scheme at exclusive discounted rates for GROUPCARE practices. It costs nothing to set up and both the employer and employees can make savings in tax and National Insurance.

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*We may vary the number of free and/or discounted memberships available to GROUPCARE practices at our discretion.

**Manual Handling seminar not accredited for CPD.

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