Changes to scope of MPS indemnity for fetal anomaly scan
MPS will no longer offer indemnity to GPs and other non-specialist healthcare professionals conducting ultrasound scans to check for fetal anomalies. This will affect members who renew their MPS membership from 1 October 2013.
MPS is concerned by the heightened risk faced by healthcare professionals who perform detailed fetal ultrasound scans. A failure to detect abnormalities can be due to deficiencies in equipment, training issues or lack of detail in the scan reports produced, and is expected to lead to a significant increase in the cost of claims.
When members renew from 1 October 2013, only specialists in obstetrics, gynaecology and radiology will continue to be indemnified by MPS for performing detailed scans to detect fetal anomalies, with radiologists being charged a higher subscription rate. Members whose annual renewal date falls before 30 September 2013 will not be affected by these changes until they renew in 2014.
Members who will be affected by this change and have concerns about the impact on their practice can contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org