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Winter Indemnity Scheme

Sept 26, 2018

As recently announced, NHS England will cover the cost of professional indemnity for any additional out of hours work to be undertaken by our GP members this winter.

This will give our members freedom to work additional sessions without having to pay the additional subscription to MDS.

This scheme has been developed in conjunction with NHS England and will run between 1st October 2018 and 31st March 2019. The funding and timing of the scheme are in line with the 2017-18 scheme.

NHS England and MDS would like to advise all our members that you check your current sessional cover, as you may have access to further sessions within your current allocation. This can be found on your membership certificate. We would stress that this scheme is designed to meet the costs of indemnifying additional OOH work this winter; members should not amend their previous levels of indemnity. It is also the member responsibility to inform MDS of any sessions/work that was not carried out.

It is also important to remember that this cover needs to be in place before undertaking any additional sessions as it cannot be put in place retrospectively.