With mounting claims and defence costs hitting private doctors hard in the pocket and purse, Hempsons’ Tania Francis takes a legal look at what every independent practitioner needs to know.
All doctors and other healthcare professionals should, of course, be aware of the need for insurance or indemnity cover.
But, from time to time, I am referred a client who, for one reason or another, doesn’t have cover for a case – be it civil litigation, regulatory (GMC) proceedings or a criminal investigation.
This can be a disaster for many reasons.
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