Indemnity for nurses in general practice – England, Wales and Northern Ireland

MDDUS is changing the way that we provide indemnity for some nurses and other clinical employees in General Practice in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The changes will provide greater certainty for all employed nurses, whilst ensuring that subscriptions are fairer for all our members.

We have launched an Associate Membership category for nurses employed within an MDDUS Discount Practice Scheme (DPS). This membership will ensure that nurses have access to the required professional indemnity for any claim that arises from work undertaken in the normal course of duties, within the MDDUS practice. As a result, from the date of members’ next renewal, MDDUS will no longer consider providing indemnity for GPs’ vicarious liability for nurse practitioners (including nurse prescribers), advanced nurse practitioners or other clinical staff who undertake similar roles.

Practices are able to include within a DPS scheme, at no additional cost, one nurse practitioner or advanced nurse practitioner for each GP member. Additional nurse practitioners and advanced nurse practitioners may be included upon payment of the appropriate subscription.

Practice nurses

Practice nurses will now be named within the Discount Practice Scheme and GP partners remain able to seek indemnity for their share of any liability that might arise from their employment within the practice. Practice nurses will be provided with a confirmatory certificate.

Other staff

GP partners who are members of MDDUS remain entitled to seek indemnity in respect of their share of liability for Healthcare assistants, phlebotomists, dispensers and non-clinical reception and administrative staff employed by them within the practice. GPs employing staff not listed above should refer to our website for full details.

 

Full details and an online application form will be provided to members at the time of renewal.

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