Q: What is the stance of the MDOs pertaining to GPs who are working increased sessions due to the Covid-19 pandemic?
A: Individual MDO positions are below:
“We are happy that GPs do not need to update their practice details during this period to reflect increased work related to the COVID-19 response. We do not require state indemnified GPs to tell us about any increase in their state-indemnified work-oad during this time and we will not charge them any more for their professional protection.”
“…know that counting hours and sessions will be one of the last things on your mind as you respond to the emergency. So we will enable retrospective adjustments where you either cannot sensibly forecast your workload or it varies suddenly and unexpectedly”
NHS work will be covered by NHS indemnity. You need to tell us details of the additional work you will be doing, just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0800 716 376.
Clinical negligence claims
The Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP) provides comprehensive indemnity for clinical negligence liabilities arising in NHS general practice in relation to incidents that occur on or after 1 April 2019.
All providers of NHS primary medical services will be covered under CNSGP – further details as to the nature and extent of the scheme can be found at the following link:
The cover is not dependent on sessions worked and GPs should be reassured of assistance from the scheme in relation to claims arising from the provision of NHS primary medical services.
CNSGP does not cover everything and GPs will still need to contact and confirm with their MDOs regarding indemnity cover.