Indemnity, advice and support for corporate risk

What if a claim is made against your entire company, as well as individual healthcare staff?

We provide comprehensive indemnity protection for your organisation, offering services that aren’t covered by NHS indemnity - including expert medico-legal guidance and support.

As the healthcare landscape continues to change, 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.

Benefits of corporate membership

  • Indemnity for claims not covered by the NHS.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Why you need corporate membership

Why you need corporate membership

If your company provides clinical services, it can be sued as a separate legal entity, instead of or as well as the individual clinicians working in it.

Our corporate membership solutions offer services that aren't covered by NHS indemnity, including medico-legal guidance and a robust defence 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.

Protect your company and apply for corporate membership.

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Looking for the right solution?

Looking for the right solution?

We offer a variety of corporate solutions.

Corporate Indemnity Membership

Medico-legal support and indemnity for your company, including access to an employment law and wellbeing helpline, a health and safety helpline and a specialist tax and accountancy helpline.

Pick this if you offer services that aren’t covered by NHS indemnity, and need comprehensive indemnity protection for your organisation, with expert guidance and support.

Corporate Advisory Membership

Access to an expert team of doctors and lawyers with over 1,000 years of combined medico-legal and clinical experience 24/7/365.

Pick this if you access NHS indemnity via CNSGP or CNST for medical malpractice claims, but still want access to expert guidance and support.

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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.