Why Doctors in training choose MDA National?

As a junior doctor, you are the future of Australia’s healthcare system – and MDA National will be by your side providing the support and advice you need, when you need it.

Over these next few years, your hands will be full with training, long hours and the many responsibilities that come with being a doctor. You want to be certain that you have expert medico-legal protection, because the last thing you need to worry about is a complaint or claim that could have lasting consequences in the future.

For over 95 years, MDA National has protected thousands of medical professionals through every stage of their career. Today, we’re here to provide you with that same peace of mind so you can keep on excelling as your career progresses.


Why do you need your own cover?

As a doctor working in a public hospital, you will usually have access to indemnity cover through your employer or the state government, however this indemnity may not provide the broad cover you need. Without your own indemnity cover, you could be liable to personally fund some medico-legal matters. It is important you have access to independent legal advice or a second opinion to protect your best interests.


Some of the issues we commonly assist with include:

  • medical college training disputes;
  • medico-legal advice, including ethical dilemmas, police statements, confidentiality and privacy queries;
  • Ahpra health complaints or investigations;
  • employment disputes;
  • bullying and harassment; and
  • coronial inquests.


Reasons why doctors in training called us for advice



Advice/Ethical Dilemma

 medical records


Clinical Incident

 doctor patient relationship


Employment Issues

 practice management


Medico-legal Report

 medico-legal report


Appearance in Court/Subpoena

 Employment issues




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