Consultation outcome

Indemnity or insurance for regulated healthcare professionals

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The Department received 816 responses to the consultation setting out a wide variety of views and concerns about this proposed legislation. The Department has considered the responses in full and decided to introduce these provisions to ensure that those who suffer at the hands of a negligent registered health professional can get compensation. It is right that the healthcare professional should take responsibility for making sure the right arrangements are in place.

The draft Order will be laid in Parliament shortly.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Asks views on legislation to require all registered healthcare professionals to hold an indemnity arrangement as a condition of registration.

Documents

Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2013: consultation document

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Draft Order

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Impact Assessment

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Impact Assessment: supporting spreadsheet

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Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Cover) Order 2013: Equality Analysis

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Consultation description

The government wants to hear views on legislation that would mean all regulated healthcare professionals have to hold indemnity or insurance to practise.

The vast majority of healthcare professionals are already covered by their employer’s arrangements, however this legislation would ensure that patients are protected by law if things don’t go according to plan. If a patient suffers harm as a result of negligence, they will be able to seek compensation.