Professional indemnity cover is now a legal requirement

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22 / 7 / 2014 9.49am

The UK Government has introduced new legislation which requires regulated healthcare professionals from July 2014 to have relevant insurance or indemnity to cover their practice and confirm this to their professional body. The Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014 came into force on 16 July 2014.

This requirement has been introduced so that if a service user is harmed in some way because of the negligence of a registered healthcare professional , the service user will be able to recover any compensation they may be entitled to. Find out more about professional indemnity cover.

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