Future Healthcare

Big indemnity shake-up

By a staff reporter

Doctors’ organisations along with defence and insurance providers  and other interested parties have been compiling and sending in their responses to Government proposals advocating a huge defence cover shake-up.

As reported in last month’s issue, the Department of Health and Social Care is advocating the merits of insurance rather than the discretionary cover provided by traditional medical defence organisations (MDOs).

Doctors and others have until 28 February to file their reactions to the report entitled ‘Appropriate clinical negligence cover – a consultation on appropriate clinical negligence cover for regulated healthcare professional and strengthening patient recourse’.

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