Medical indemnity insurance, or medical malpractice as it is sometimes referred, provides cover against claims for breach of your professional duties as a doctor or surgeon.
Whether you work within the NHS or the Private Sector, whilst as a medical professional you strive hard to deliver a high quality of Healthcare, sometimes things can go wrong. If a patient suffers harm due to a doctors negligence its important that you have the right level of protection.
Typically, these are acts of professional negligence, breach of duty of care or omissions.
Reported claims can include injury, physical or mental harm, or misdiagnosis to a patient.
Often, potential incidents are simply accusations which can be defended rigorously to protect your reputation and good standing, but they can be costly and disruptive regardless of whether they are fair or not.