GP Indemnity Scheme – Everything You Need To Know

Author:Ms Rachel Roberts-Jenkins
Profession:DAC Beachcroft LLP

The new GP indemnity scheme, called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), went live on 1 April 2019.

The scheme covers all clinical negligence claims for compensation arising from NHS services provided by general practice in England. This means that, as of 1 April, all those working in general practice will be automatically covered. This comprises everyone working in general practice who is carrying out activities in connection with the provision of NHS services; from reception staff to pharmacists, and the cover is automatic, with no payments required.

NHS resolution will now handle all claims made by a patient in relation to treatment given on or after the date of 1 April.

It is a hugely significant scheme and is being run by NHS Resolution, who worked closely with colleagues from the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, the British...

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