Advice for remote locum services – Medical Protection

24th September 2021 by NASGP

Advice for remote locum services – Medical Protection

Medical Protection have different risk categories for membership depending on work undertaken. Telemedicine is classed as standard risk for GPs in England, provided the doctor providing the consultation has access to full patient records and the patient and clinician are both located in the UK.

There is a higher risk category for remote consultations for unregistered patients or patients without full medical records.

MPS advice for GP locums on remote consulting

A GP locum providing online consultations to another GP practice in the UK using real-time interaction, during normal working hours (ie. not OOH) wouldn’t have to inform MPS if they were indemnified by the NHS and it fitted within their current number of sessions indemnified.

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