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Gynaecologists Indemnity Scheme

GYNIS members benefit from professional indemnity tailored for UK gynaecologists. Membership of GYNIS offers a high quality, secure and cost-effective solution to your professional indemnity requirements. GYNIS is a mutual exclusively for gynaecologists, owned and governed by its members.

Benefits of Membership

Membership of the GYNIS Scheme is exclusively designed for UK gynaecologists practising in the NHS and independent sectors. Benefits include:

  • Individual policy of contractual professional indemnity insurance giving peace of mind and security.
  • 21 years’ run off cover following permanent retirement from all practice or death.
  • Provision of a no-claims bonus.
  • Cover includes clinical negligence claims, GMC and disciplinary investigations, inquests, contract disputes and crisis communications.
  • Dedicated in-house brokers within the MPI Group.
  • A 24 hour in-house medico-legal advisory service within the MPI Group led by a practising lawyer with over 20 years’ experience of defending doctors.
  • In due course, unique input from a Clinical Board including practising gynaecologists. The MPI Group and Scheme Insurers will attend regular Clinical Board meetings, and the “one team” approach of doctors, lawyers, brokers and insurers influences the approach to risk within your speciality and ensures that your professional needs are met and understood. The Clinical Board is currently being recruited.
  • Policy meets minimum limit of indemnity requirements in the independent sector.

Refer a Friend

We are proud to offer a “refer a friend” programme to existing consultant gynaecologist members of GYNIS. The programme is simple and transparent. It operates as follows.

  1. As an existing consultant gynaecologist member of GYNIS, you tell your consultant gynaecologist colleagues about us.
  2. When your consultant colleague applies for GYNIS membership and an associated individual policy of insurance, they name you as the referrer on their on-line application form.
  3. If your colleague is accepted as a member of GYNIS, we will verify from our records that you are a current member of GYNIS.
  4. You will receive a contribution of up to £350 towards an approved CPD course.
  5. To obtain the contribution you must supply the MPI Group with a receipted booking invoice for the CPD course.
  6. You are entitled to a maximum of one contribution per year.

Insurers

Founded in 1967 W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC) is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States. WRBC is 354 in the Fortune 500 rankings and is rated by AM Best A+ (Superior) and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poors.

W/R/B Underwriting, which operates Syndicate 1967, was established in 2008 as part of WRBC to underwrite within the Lloyd’s and London Market. The syndicate underwrites US$285M (2017) across multiple product lines.

W/R/B Underwriting are honoured to be the appointed insurer for the members of GYNIS. As one of the first insurers to offer Medical Malpractice insurance to surgeons in the UK, we provide a wealth of experience which enables us to deliver tailored solutions, flexible products and authoritative underwriting.

W/R/B Underwriting undertook an analysis of their product for surgeons and following this they now have an enhanced offering including the additional benefits; contract disputes, providing assistance in a dispute with a private hospital, the provision of a no claims bonus and cover during maternity, paternity or sabbatical leave.

Company Information

Gynaecologists Indemnity Scheme (GYNIS) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. The company number is 11452834. There are no shareholders to satisfy.

GYNIS is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Stackhouse Poland Limited. Stackhouse Poland Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of General Insurance business.

The Clinical Board directors of GYNIS are responsible for the governance of the Scheme including:

  • Statutory duties and responsibilities as company directors.
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Development of the procedure specific rating matrix for members of GYNIS.
  • Annual review of Scheme benefits.
  • Discussions with the in-house brokers at the MPI Group and Scheme insurers on membership costs and benefits.

Help and Advice

If something goes wrong or you sense a patient or their family are critical of your care, contact the medico-legal advisory team on 0300 3033 531/ advice@mpi.group. Our helpline operates 24 hours a day.

We can act as a sounding board, provide advice, review the response to complaints, help you to prepare statements and assist you at internal hospital investigations, disciplinary processes and the GMC.

We will ensure that your insurer is notified and specialist solicitors are appointed if necessary. Our in-house medico-legal director is a practising healthcare solicitor with over twenty years’ experience of assisting doctors.

Existing members should log in to the MEMBERS’ AREA to access their current insurance policy documents.

JOIN GYNIS

You can access our on-line application form to join GYNIS here. You will need to provide details about the scope of your practice, the number of sessions you work in the NHS and independent sector and any previous claims against you. The form may be saved in sections as you go along so you can return to complete it. Once you submit it, one of our in-house medical indemnity advisers will contact you to finalise any outstanding matters and you will then receive a fully personalised cost for your membership of GYNIS.

If you have any queries relating to your application, please call the MPI Group on 0300 3033 531 or email us at info@mpi.group.

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