State-backed indemnity – 
what it means for sessional GPs

27th February 2019 by Rachel Birch

State-backed indemnity – 
what it means for sessional GPs

There’s still some uncertainty about the new state-backed indemnity scheme for England and Wales, and Rachel Birch from the MPS has the answers.

What is state-backed indemnity?

The state-backed scheme will provide GPs with indemnity for clinical negligence claims, arising from work undertaken under NHS-contracted primary medical services. This will be a similar arrangement to the claims indemnity that is provided to NHS hospital doctors.

The scheme will come into force in England and Wales on 1 April 2019; if you’re a GP locum in Wales, you must register on the All Wales Locum Register in order to benefit from the state-backed indemnity scheme.

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