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The role of indemnity when bidding for new healthcare contracts

By: Helen Hartley | Post date: 20/12/2017 | Time to read article: 1 mins

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 14/11/2018

What should practices and federations bear in mind about indemnity if they are preparing to bid for new contracts or services?

Dr Helen Hartley, Head of Underwriting Operations, explains why GP groups must consider indemnity when taking on new types of work.


Federations or practices considering bidding for new care model work should bear in mind that the risk depends on the nature of the services being provided and with the increased trend for federations to take on work that has traditionally been provided in the hospital setting, we may see a new risk profile emerging which may incur a different price from traditional general practice indemnity. It is important that federations consider that their indemnity needs may well not be just the clinical ones but they also need to consider public liability, director’s liability and they will need to seek appropriate legal advice regarding that. In terms of the clinical indemnity, we encourage them to liaise with Medical Protection at an early stage so that we can work with them to identify a suitable product to meet their needs. 

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Helen Hartley

Helen Hartley is the head of underwriting operations & deputy head of underwriting policy at Medical Protection. With over 17 years’ NHS hospital medical experience prior to joining us as a medicolegal advisor and then risk consultant, she brings a vast wealth of knowledge to her current role.

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