Trainees have the right to request indemnity for clinical negligence claims arising from clinical and non-clinical activities which are not indemnified by either the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts or the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice, including out-of-hours work, where:
- training placements are part of a trainee’s official training programme rotation at approved centres
- the trainee is appropriately supervised throughout this element of their rotation
- the trainees only undertake procedures and tasks they are suitably trained, qualified and competent to carry out
This could include, but is not limited to, providing palliative care within a care home, supporting consultants with a procedure not available under the NHS and carrying out ‘category 2’ or ‘fee-paying work’ in the course of their NHS employment.
Trainees also have the right to request indemnity and assistance in relation to Good Samaritan Acts worldwide as a benefit of Medical Protection membership.
Medical Protection indemnity provides access to end-to-end claims management and meets all the financial costs of the claims we manage. There are no limits on the number of claims members can make and no caps on the amount we will pay out. It is offered on an occurrence basis meaning you can seek assistance with any adverse incident that took place during the period of membership, even if the claim is brought several years later.