Media Centre

Our Media Centre provides media handling support to members and is also the place for journalists to come to request interviews or commentary on key issues affecting dentists and other healthcare professionals.

The press office

Press support for members

If you find yourself in the media spotlight please get in touch and we can provide expert advice and support, including liaising with journalists and providing statements on your behalf.

Media scrutiny of you and your practice could put your personal and professional reputation at risk. Early advice can help mitigate risks and we can help you respond to the media and deal with them on your behalf.

Our Press Office is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you need advice or guidance on handling media enquiries, please contact a member of the Press Office 

Information for journalists

Our Press Office assists with media requests for information or commentary on the dentolegal and medicolegal, ethical and healthcare policy issues of the day.

Our spokespeople are experienced, authoritative and well placed to comment on issues that affect the practice of doctors and other healthcare professionals, and include registered dental and medical practitioners and those who hold legal qualifications.

We also issue press releases, designed to keep you informed of the public statements we make, including comment on emerging issues, policy and analysis of our data.

For urgent out of hours media support (between 5.30pm and 8.30am GMT) please call +44 113 243 6436

Press releases

Top lawyer Geoff Jones to head up member support division at Medical Protection Society

27 July 2020

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has announced the appointment of Geoff Jones as Executive Director of its Member Protection and Support division.

MPS is the world’s leading protection organisation for healthcare professionals, supporting over 300,000 members around the world with a range of issues arising from professional practice, such as clinical negligence claims, complaints, regulatory matters, inquests and criminal investigations.

The Member Protection and Support division is at the forefront of protecting the careers, reputation and financial security of healthcare professionals, and Geoff will be responsible for delivering a first-class service to MPS members across claims, cases, advisory and legal services - heading up a multi-disciplinary team of experts.

Geoff started his career at Weightmans LLP as a defendant PI lawyer acting for a range of insurers and public organisations. For the last 10 years he has worked for RSA Insurance, where he has held many senior positions including Chief Claims Officer Ireland, Commercial Claims Director UK & Europe, and Director Specialty and Wholesale.

In addition to being a lawyer, Geoff has extensive experience of working in a regulatory environment leading large claims operations, multi-disciplinary teams, and more recently, running RSA’s London Market Specialty and Wholesale business, where, together with his team, he returned the business to profitability.

Geoff also has experience of working outside of the UK – leading businesses through change and improving operational performance, whilst delivering for customers.

Geoff commented: “I am delighted to be joining a business with such expertise, and whose people do great things each day to enable the delivery of healthcare - this is an exciting prospect for me.”

Geoff will join MPS on 5 October 2020.

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For further information contact: [email protected] +44 (0)7515 298791.

About MPS

The Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) is the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals. We protect and support the professional interests of more than 300,000 members around the world. Membership provides access to expert advice and support and can also provide, depending on the type of membership required, the right to request indemnity for any complaints or claims arising from professional practice.

Our in-house experts assist with the wide range of legal and ethical problems that arise from professional practice. This can include clinical negligence claims, complaints, medical and dental council inquiries, legal and ethical dilemmas, disciplinary procedures, inquests and fatal accident inquiries.

Our philosophy is to support safe practice in medicine and dentistry by helping to avert problems in the first place. We do this by promoting risk management through our workshops, E-learning, clinical risk assessments, publications, conferences, lectures and presentations.

MPS is not an insurance company. All the benefits of membership of MPS are discretionary as set out in the Memorandum and Articles of Association.

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