General practitioner members in Northern Ireland

From your next renewal, your membership will be on a claims made basis.

Taking a career break

You might wish to take a career break, for example for parental leave. In order for you to continue to be able to request assistance after you have started your break, you will need to keep your membership in place, including renewing it if you pass your renewal date.

If you are on a break you may need to continue to pay a subscription although it is likely to be at a reduced rate as you will not be treating patients. Please tell the membership team before starting your break and when you return to work.

Reporting claims and requesting MDU assistance after you retire or after your death

If you leave claims made membership or die, you (or your personal representatives after your death) can still request assistance with claims, GMC investigations or other matters that arise from a specific incident which happened while you were in claims made membership as long as the specific incident was notified to the MDU while you were still in claims made membership.

In order to seek MDU assistance with new matters arising from a specific incident which happened while you were in claims made membership, but which was not notified while you were still in claims made membership, you (or your personal representatives after your death) will need to apply for and be granted an Extended Reporting Period.

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