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Information for retired doctors

Post date: 18/03/2020 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 18/03/2020

Medical Protection will at no cost provide professional indemnity protection to non-practising or retired doctors in the UK who wish to return to work on the Covid-19 response. We will do so for recently retired doctors who are former MPS members that have been reinstated to the GMC register and who wish to support the NHS’s Covid-19 response.

The support we would provide includes issues that may arise as a result of work during this period such as inquests, complaints and disciplinary matters. This support falls outside of the state backed indemnity scheme, which only provides protection against the financial consequences of clinical negligence claims. The Government has confirmed that all retired doctors drafted into the NHS will be protected for clinical negligence claims by the state scheme.

We are here to support doctors and to ensure they can solely focus on treating their patients during this difficult time. If you are a former Medical Protection member returning to work under these circumstances you do not need to contact Medical Protection before returning to practice. Instead we ask that you contact us as and when you need to request support relating to your professional practise during this period.

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