A guide to MPS membership
This section of the website is an introduction to the scope of MPS membership. It provides a short account of MPS history and philosophy, describing how we work and setting out the main benefits and obligations of membership.
We have tried to include everything that a new member might like to know without being overloaded by information. If we have not included a topic you are interested in, or if you would like more detail about certain subjects, you may find it on the MPS website, or simply by giving us a call. The information in the guide was current at the time of going to press, but it may change over time so we strongly suggest that you keep checking these pages periodically for up-to-date information.
MPS is a mutual society of healthcare professionals originally formed in 1892 to provide support for doctors facing legal claims and to expose charlatanism and quackery.
Nowadays, MPS comprises more than 280,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of clinical specialties, from places as far apart as Ireland and New Zealand, Hong Kong and Jamaica.
Services to members have expanded over the years in order to meet the original remit – to protect and safeguard the professional reputations of individual members and the professions to which they belong. We believe that patients who have been harmed through a member’s negligence should receive fair and speedy compensation.
We are also committed to educating healthcare professionals, drawing on our experience to alert them to the pitfalls of practice and to keep them informed about the legal and ethical framework in which they work.
The information in the printed version of this guide was current at the time of going to press, but it may change over time. Please use the links at the bottom of this page to navigate your way through the Guide to Membership.