GP members will have seen recent reports in the medical media in regard to indemnity for the administering of flu vaccinations to practice staff. NHS England has confirmed that such indemnity falls out of scope of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP). The BMA has raised concerns over the issue with NHS England and Public Health England, citing the need to ensure that all NHS staff are fully protected during flu season.
MDDUS, in response to member concerns, has decided to extend indemnity for staff flu vaccinations to our general practice group schemes and individual GP members (including nurses administering the vaccination as a delegated task), across the UK (including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). This is a temporary measure over the winter until the issue can be fully addressed by the NHS.