New law means you must have indemnity

18 December 2017

The Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act has now come into force, making it a statutory requirement that all registered medical practitioners have adequate indemnity in place.

Fortunately, as Medical Protection members your indemnity arrangements already comply with the new Act.

However, please note:

  • New applicants to the Medical Council must provide evidence of professional medical indemnity on application. Doctors will not be placed on the register unless this evidence is provided.
  • Doctors currently registered with the Medical Council will be asked to confirm their professional indemnity arrangements at the renewal of their registration in June 2018, and further communication will be issued closer to that time.

It is also worth noting that Medical Protection does not put a financial limit on the indemnity, unlike indemnity products offered by other providers and the Clinical Indemnity Scheme.