Indemnity, advice and support for corporate risk

Providing clinical services? If something goes wrong, your limited company could face legal action as a separate entity, as well as or instead of individual clinicians.

We offer a variety of corporate indemnity solutions to ensure comprehensive protection for your organisation – including expert medico-legal guidance and support, representation and a personal account manager.

We can work with you to select the best product or create a bespoke package to ensure any gaps in your indemnity are covered.

Contact our corporate team to find out more and download our product guide.


Why you need corporate membership

Our corporate membership solutions offer medico-legal guidance if your company is held liable for a range of failings, including:

•   failure to properly investigate complaints or patient safety concerns

•   poor performance or conduct of individual staff and sub-contractors

•   inadequate practice systems and procedures

•   poor quality training and lack of regular staff assessment.

Watch our video on the left to find out more about how we can help you.

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Which solution is right for you?

Which solution is right for you?

Corporate Indemnity Membership

If your company provides services that aren’t covered by state-backed indemnity, we offer comprehensive indemnity protection against medical malpractice claims, alongside access to medico-legal and advisory support 24/7, 365 days of the year.

Corporate Advisory Solution Membership

If you provide services via state-backed indemnity with access to CNSGP or CNST for medical malpractice claims, we can offer support with expert medico-legal advice and other matters, such as complaints and risk management guidance.

Looking for a bespoke solution?

We also provide bespoke solutions for your whole team, including group indemnity for your clinicians and allied healthcare professionals.

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Benefits of corporate membership


  • Expert medico-legal guidance and advice.
  • Defence against corporate manslaughter charges and defamation and discrimination allegations.
  • Legal expenses support for a coroner's inquest where this relates to your corporate clinical practice.
  • Personal account manager, available 9-5pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Complaint response support.
  • Employment law and health and safety helplines.

  • Employee assistance helpline for staff.

  • Savings on accountancy, tax and business advisory services as well as employment law and health and safety support packages.

  • Support with worldwide Good Samaritan acts.
  • 24-hour press office support.


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We were recommended to speak to the MDU and have received absolutely first-class service in all of our dealings with them. Our dedicated personal account manager is responsive, approachable, professional, utterly delightful to deal with and has taken great care to understand our business; she has then worked with us and her colleagues to deliver a flexible indemnity option to suit our needs. The whole process was streamlined and efficient, with all members of the team being equally responsive and helpful. All interactions have set the foundations for a great business relationship and have inspired confidence in the service and support provided by the MDU. I have no hesitation in recommending them to our GPs and other contacts.”

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Frequently asked questions

Does corporate membership replace individual membership?

No, corporate membership sits alongside individual indemnity and supports you if there is a complaint or claim against the company. All clinicians must still hold appropriate individual indemnity for their work for your company. 

Corporate membership can also provide vicarious indemnity for nurses and admin staff, or those who you employ but do not have their own individual arrangements.

Do I get discounts for my individual staff?

If you’re an MDU corporate member, we can design bespoke indemnity schemes for your individual staff, which can also provide cost benefits.

Do I need this if I have NHS indemnity?

If your contracts are included under NHS indemnity (CNSGP or CNST), you still need to be able to access medico-legal advice and support if a complaint or claim arises. This is not available via NHS schemes. For this, we provide a Corporate Advisory Solution, which excludes indemnity.

Find out more about indemnity here.

What are the sorts of things that could lead to a corporate claim?

A company can be sued when there have been failures in clinical service provision that have led to harm to a patient, such as:

  • a protocol wasn't sufficiently robust, leading to steps in treatment being missed
  • a patient wasn't appropriately monitored for a long-term condition, leading to liver or kidney damage
  • a result has been filed without being followed up, leading to a delay in diagnosis.

Case scenarios

Corporate groups are not immune to clinical negligence claims. Here are some examples of scenarios where we have helped.