Find answers to questions on primary care membership and state-backed indemnity
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The state-backed scheme is in place for general practice staff delivering primary medical services which includes nurses and AHPs.
However, state-backed indemnity won’t provide support for things such as complaints, regulatory inquiries, inquests and disciplinary proceedings. Maintaining your Medical Protection membership means that you can continue to request this support, along with other member benefits, such as media advice and industry leading education and risk management resources.
Information on Claims Protection for nurses and AHPs can be found here.
You need to have checked your details by 30 April 2019 at the latest. Up until this date we will be able to backdate any protection requirements you have to 1 April 2019. However, from 1 May 2019 this will not be possible and this may result in a gap in your indemnity. To ensure this doesn’t happen, please:
No, the announcements by the Government and NHS Resolution that some GPs will need to purchase additional ‘run-off cover’ do not apply to Medical Protection members. This is because you have occurrence-based indemnity as part of your membership, and as such, have already paid subscriptions that reflect the risk that is likely to arise from your practice. There is no need for you to make any additional payment.
A session is defined as a continuous period of work between 3.5 and 5 hours in duration. If you are employed for a set number of hours, this should be divided by four to obtain the number of sessions. (For example, if you are employed to work 24 hours each week, this would equate to 6 sessions).
Please include all private, fee-paying and NHS primary medical services contract work including clinical, telephone triage and administrative sessions within your total.
If you work in both a general practitioner role and an NHS non-consultant hospital doctor role, such as clinical assistant, please add up your total working hours and divide by four to obtain the total number of sessions you work.
Your Claims Protection subscription will be tailored to your individual circumstances.
This is calculated using your profession and the amount of income that is generated by you for your practice during the membership year.
No. You must hold Professional Protection membership with us to be able to add Claims Protection to it.
Being subject to a complaint or investigation can be distressing and stressful. Our video series shows how Medical Protection will continue to provide you with personal support, advice and representation for a whole range of medicolegal concerns, protecting your career and reputation.
As a busy clinician we know it is a challenge to fit in training and development. Our online programme of webinars and interactive modules can be accessed at a time and place to suit you.
Our workshops are expertly facilitated, using a blend of presentations, small group discussions and activities, case studies, reflective exercises and opportunities to rehearse skills.
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