Primary Care Indemnity Survey

In early 2018, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) commissioned a survey of GPs, Nurses and Pharmacists in General Practice. The survey was designed to help the department understand current indemnity arrangements within General Practice, informing the development of the new state backed scheme.

We received over 1,200 individual responses, providing us with extremely useful insight into current indemnity arrangements. We were concerned to see that over half of GPs who responded (57%) are unaware of the type of cover they hold.

We encourage GPs to be proactive in checking their current and previous indemnity coverage. GPs with claims-paid or claims-made indemnity policies will be required to purchase run off cover separately themselves to ensure they are fully indemnified for any claims that may occur.

The link for the published survey can be here.