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Become a Member of the IDF

Why Join us?

The IDF is the only established and recognised doctor organisation that is dedicated to supporting doctors who undertake private practice in the UK. Many of our members are connected to the IDF as their Designated Body (DB) and now there is a streamlined application process for doctors who want to access all of the same benefits but have an alternative DB. These benefits are designed to help you in many different ways.

From regulatory advice to networking and from training to social events, IDF membership offers you every possible support to help you become the best you can be, including the following:

  • FREE digital copy of HealthcareMarkets worth £749 a year for IDF members from our Corporate Members LaingBuissson. As an IDF member, you are also entitled to a free silver profile insertion on Private Healthcare UK and a discount to upgrade to a gold profile. For more information please contact David Johnson at
  • 20 % discount for online training modules for IDF members from Blue Stream Academy. Please contact Natalie Poyner at or by phone on 01773 822549.
  • Professional and business support to help set up and maintain your private practice including access to the many corporate members who provide professional services
  • 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
  • Stage 2 review through the ISCAS Code for dealing with Patient Complaints for IDF Members
  • Specialist in-house support and advice when it comes to dealing with private medical insurers, and insurance- related issues
  • Weekly e-newsletter IDF Weekly and quarterly e-newsletter One IDF which keep members updated on current events of interest and reports on meetings
  • 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
  • Mentoring help for those who are new to independent practice
  • An executive committee that lobbies government organisations, insurance companies and regulatory authorities on behalf of our members


If you would like to join the IDF please complete our online application form, which can be accessed via the 'Apply Now' button at the bottom of this page. The Annual Subscription for Membership is £325 for those practising in London (within the M25) and £225 for those practising outside London. Please note Annual Subscriptions must be paid by direct debit from a UK bank account.

If you have any queries about joining the IDF please Contact Us.

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