Find out more about how Medical Protection can protect you for your fee-paying and private work
If you do any fee-paying or private work, please make sure that you add on Claims Protection. This allows you to request indemnity for claims arising from any private and fee-paying work you do outside an NHS contract.
The list below details some common examples of fee-paying work:
With Claims Protection you will have access to a dedicated team who will stay with you throughout your case and only act with your agreement. This may include:
All partners should add Claims Protection where private or fee-paying work is undertaken within the practice. Even if you do not personally carry out these activities this is important as a clinical negligence claim can still be made against the partnership from the work that your staff undertake. Your Claims Protection extends to your vicarious liability for staff members who are not required to hold individual indemnity.
Claims Protection is necessary for salaried GPs and autonomous nurses and AHPs who carry out fee-paying activities even if you do not earn any income from this work. This will ensure you have adequate indemnity for claims arising from this work.
To ensure you can obtain advice and support for all the work you undertake, you should add Claims Protection for the voluntary work you do.
We base your subscription for Claims Protection on the income earned from any non-NHS work you undertake and the level of risk that these activities carry. You will need to have a Professional Protection membership in order to add Claims Protection.
When applying for Claims Protection, you will be asked to estimate the income you earn (within income bands) from fee-paying and private work.
This can be calculated as follows:
Please remember we only need to know your personal income, not the practice’s income from this type of work.
To complete your application please allow 20 minutes and have the following to hand:
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