About us

OTSIS is a not-for-profit mutual, owned and governed by its members. Membership is exclusively for Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, although we do also welcome T&O SpRs too, with a dedicated Trainees Policy also available. Membership of OTSIS provides you with access to individually tailored professional indemnity insurance via M.I.C. Ltd, with 24/7 expert medico-legal advice from experienced specialised advisers. The insurance policies our members are provided with meet all independent sector hospital requirements and ensure security in retirement.
Seamless transfer from your current provider can be arranged. Our partner insurance broker offers OTSIS scheme members an individual policy of insurance covering the costs and damages arising from clinical negligence claims, GMC and other professional accountability procedures, together with an expert medico-legal advisory service provided by specialist lawyers.
Access to comprehensive indemnity for all aspects of your professional practice.
Comprehensive indemnity for all aspects of your professional practice >
OTSIS members have access to expert advice, and assistance is always available for any issues that may arise in your professional practice.
Expert advice is always available. We’re here to help if any issues arise in your professional practice >
Join OTSIS now for access to insurance and expert medicolegal advice.
Join OTSIS now to benefit from the certainty of our insurance and our expert medico-legal team >


The greatest compliment our members can give is personal recommendation to their colleagues.
   I have been with OTSIS for 5 years. I have found the team from OTSIS's brokers approachable, available and helpful for all the queries I have had. I also have found them to be reasonable about my premiums. I would (and have) recommended them to other orthopaedic colleagues. [Dated 2019]   
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
   I have been a member of OTSIS for the last 4 years. My policy has reduced my costs by about 35% compared to my previous insurer. The renewal process is straightforward, and I am very happy with the level of cover provided. [Dated 2019]   
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
   I have been very happy with OTSIS. [Dated 2019]   
Consultant Hand Surgeon
   Having heard from colleagues about the potential savings in medical indemnity, I was keen to investigate! The reassurance to join OTSIS and take out a policy with OTSIS's brokers came from the pedigree of the senior team, which was backed up on personal discussion. The administration team from the brokers were very helpful and made joining OTSIS easy. There was a cost saving, which was maintained during subsequent years, and on the single occasion I have telephoned for advice there was immediate support. [Dated 2019]   
Consultant Knee Surgeon
   I have been delighted with the service I received since joining OTSIS. The staff at OTSIS's brokers were very helpful, supportive and informative when I switched policies, and I was guided through the technicalities of the different cover arrangements. Each subsequent year they have been very helpful with my renewal and they provide reliable advice. [Dated 2019]   
Consultant Knee Surgeon

Board of Directors

Meet our team of Directors at OTSIS - here to ensure that Members’ best interests are served at all times.
Joel Melton
Chairman of OTSIS, Specialist Consultant Knee Surgeon, Cambridge
Oliver Donaldson
Board Member, Consultant Upper Limb Surgeon
Garth Allardice
Board Member, Consultant Foot & Ankle Surgeon, London
Jonathan Eldridge
Board Member, Consultant Knee Surgeon, Bristol