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Following a recent change in industry legislation for one of our business partners customers’, we undertook intensive research of their demands and needs in order to design a comprehensive, specialist product for them.

GPs and other medical professionals are exposed to very particular legal insurance risks that arise from the intensively pressured environment they work in. State-backed liability insurance provides protection against actions for civil damages that are brought against practitioners working in the NHS. Medical defence unions may provide assistance to members to defend allegations of professional misconduct on a discretionary basis and surgery medical malpractice policies respond where a patient has suffered harm. However, these arrangements will not respond to particular sets of circumstances.

We have designed comprehensive, specialist products that go beyond "fitness to practise". Our new products are available for distribution through broker specialists in the market - to individuals or groups of individuals within a practice setting, or to NHS or private medical practices.

The individual Fitness to Practise policy includes a medico/dentolegal helpline, consumer legal advice helpline and additional ARAG helplines such as counselling assistance and crisis communication. We offer £100,000 limit of indemnity to cover regulatory investigations, fitness to practise and professional disciplinary hearings and appeals/loss of registration.

Other specialist cover includes, attendance at coroners’ inquests, criminal investigations, prosecution defence, tax disputes, partnership disputes and professional contract claims.

To see how we can help you and your customers, get in touch with one of our team today on 0117 307 2278.

Disclaimer - all information in this article was correct at time of publishing.