Unlock NEW and IMPROVED benefits

Welcome to new GROUPCARE offering practices simplified administration and new exclusive benefits. Our new and improved scheme remains free to set up and the whole team can benefit.

Professional support to keep your practice on track

The whole practice benefits when you’re in a GROUPCARE scheme
Free 24-hour employment law advice line from Peninsula

As a GROUPCARE practice you get access to free employment law advice and support. Your practice will get:

  • 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.

Free 24-hour health and safety advice line from Peninsula

In addition to an employment law advice line, GROUPCARE practices also get free access to unlimited comprehensive advice on health and safety issues for your practice from experts who are available 24/7.

Access to expert medico-legal support

Individual GP members can continue to get access to expert guidance and support from the MDU. GROUPCARE allows practice managers to seek assistance on medico-legal queries on behalf of their team of allied healthcare professionals on subjects such as complaints, confidentiality, consent, record keeping and much more.

You can unlock these GROUPCARE benefits when all GPs in the practice are MDU members

Access to discounted HR support from Peninsula's Face2Face service

Face2Face is an impartial on demand consultancy service provided by Peninsula that offers assistance with employment law meetings. With Face2Face you can be assured that tricky employment matters involving employees can be handled in compliance with employment law and best practice. Face2Face can assist you with investigations, grievances, disciplines, capabilities, redundancy and TUPE consultations, settlement meetings and appeals.

Access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages from Peninsula

Unlocked GROUPCARE practices can access the following discounted packages:

Employment law

  • An employee management system
  • Peninsula insurance (for employment tribunals, preparation and representation by Peninsula’s in-house team)
  • A fortnightly e-newsletter
  • BrightHR - an app to manage staff whereabouts

Health and safety

  • Bespoke management system (includes health and safety policy, employee handbook, safety records and procedures, a risk assessment system)
  • Premises inspection
  • Peninsula insurance - defence and representation
  • BusinessSafe online
  • Practice incident assistance

1. Free to set up: GROUPCARE is open to any practice where half or more of the GPs are MDU members, excludes locums, GPSTs and out-of-hours GPs and subject to a minimum of two GPs (either partners or salaried).

2. Members save 10% on MDU membership in England and Wales only. NHS primary care work only. Saving applies after scheme renewal date and at MDU member's next renewal.

3. Free membership for practice managers. Free membership for up to two practice staff for every GP member outside England and Wales only: Excludes partners.

4. Unlimited and free practice-based seminars. Discounted and free attendance on our one-day medico-legal event. Free practice risk assessment. Medico-legal update seminar: All subject to availability. 

5. Free 24-hour employment law and health and safety advice line. Free confidential employee assistance helpline. Access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages: All provided by Peninsula, a leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK.

6. Access to discounted HR support from Peninsula's Face2Face service. Access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages from Peninsula: Provided by Peninsula, a leading provider of employment law and health and safety services in the UK. All work conducted by a HRFace2Face consultant is provided on a day rate. For practices who have purchased the full Peninsula employment law package with optional insurance, all the work conducted by a HRFace2Face consultant may also be insured (subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited ‘Irwell’. Irwell is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (Register No. 202897)). Peninsula Business Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the sale of non-investment insurance contracts (Register No. 468574) – applicable to the insurance product only. Peninsula insurance, access to discounted employment law and health and safety packages and free confidential employee assistance advice line: Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy underwritten by Irwell Insurance Company Limited ‘Irwell’.