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

 

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

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 on 26 June in London and 18 July in Leeds is led by a lawyer from health sector legal specialists Hill Dickinson.