This is a welcome move and will certainly save costs for partners writes Oliver Poole from VWV – a law firm specialising in advising the healthcare sector.
Additional insurance still needs to be held though – and practices should be more wary than ever about whether partners are covered on an “occurrence basis” or a”claims made” basis.
Certain activities won’t be covered by the state-backed scheme; from 2019 practices will still need their own insurance for any non-NHS work, and it is still important to have legal expenses cover for criminal or GMC investigations.
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