The state-backed indemnity scheme: what it means in practice

When Oct 22, 2019 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where London
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Rising indemnity costs have been seen as a key factor in the escalating GP crisis, causing many GPs to reduce the sessions they work or quit the profession altogether.

After years of complaints about the issue from general practice the government has finally responded. The announcement of changes to the GP contract for 2019/20 was accompanied by the news that a state-backed indemnity scheme would be introduced in April 2019 covering all general practice, including out of hours services.

GPs are expected to welcome the new scheme, but they need to know what it will and will not cover – for example non-NHS private work. This workshop, led by a lawyer from health sector legal specialists Hill Dickinson, looks at its provisions in detail including:

  • Understand the regulations currently making their way through Parliament – what will the rules mean in practice?
  • What are the implications of primary care networks – and how will the new scheme address the increased risk created by collaborative working?
  • How much protection will GPs now be able to take for granted and what will not be covered under the state scheme?

As well as clarification of the terms of the scheme, delegates will have the opportunity to work through scenarios illustrating how it may be applied in real-world situations. GPs, particularly GP partners, practice managers and commissioners who need to understand the rules governing the scheme should all attend.

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