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GP groups sign indemnity deals with private insurance firms in attempt to reduce costs


Bringing more competition into the market is welcome but we also need transparency. How are the premiums set? Are there any minimum standards of cover? How do we know that dubious claims are properly defended? How can we be confident that expert witnesses are what they claim to be? Who are the ultimate beneficiaries of these claims? How are settlement deals being made? What happens if an insurer fails as has happened before? Until the system becomes less opaque, the medical profession cannot trust the system to deliver anything that even remotely looks like justice.

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07 Aug 2015

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