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Why join the IDF?

From regulatory advice to networking and from training to social events, IDF membership offers you a wide range of support to develop you and your practice


The IDF is the only established and recognised membership organisation that is dedicated to supporting doctors from all specialties who undertake private practice in the UK.

Many of our members are connected to the IDF as their Designated Body and others are connected elsewhere and join the IDF to access all the other benefits of membership.

Membership provides many great benefits designed to help you in lots of different ways.

  • An active educational and social programme which offers members a diverse range of ongoing social and educational events throughout the year.
  • Approved appraisal and revalidation systems which are exclusively available to members.
  • Specialist in-house support and advice when it comes to dealing with the CQC, private medical insurers and insurance related issues.
  • Stage 2 review through the ISCAS Code for dealing with Patient Complaints for IDF Members.
  • An Executive Board that lobbies government organisations, insurance companies and regulatory authorities on behalf of our members.
  • A personal profile page on the IDF website to help you build your profile and increase awareness of your practice amongst both your fellow members as well as members of the public who will also have access to it.
  • Weekly e-newsletter IDF Weekly and quarterly e-newsletter One IDF which keep members updated on current events of interest and reports on meetings.
  • Mentoring help for those who are new to independent practice.
  • Professional and business support to help maintain your private practice including access to the many corporate members who provide professional services.
  • Free digital copy of HealthcareMarkets worth £749 a year for IDF members from our Corporate Members LaingBuissson.
  • 20% discount for online training modules for IDF members from Blue Stream Academy.

The annual membership subscription fee is £415.

If you have any queries about joining the IDF please contact us.