Yes. The details of the state-backed scheme are still to be developed, but would only provide claims indemnity for clinical negligence claims arising from NHS contracted work.
You would still need to have your own claims indemnity for any non-NHS work that you do – such as providing tele-consultations for private firms, writing medical reports or doing medicolegal work.
A state-backed indemnity scheme wouldn’t provide support for things such as complaints, GMC inquiries, inquests and disciplinary proceedings. Maintaining your membership with us would mean that you could continue to request this support, along with other member benefits, such as media advice and industry leading education and risk management resources, just as NHS doctors do.