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Physician associate indemnity ‘costs practices upwards of £2,400’


Many practices cover their salaried GPs' indemnity insurance (or a proportion of it), and their nurse practitioners. This is a business cost that has to be included in the business case when assessing whether or not a new type of clinician role is right for our practice. It could still be a better option than carrying a vacancy or paying a GP locum! Personally I think practices, particularly larger ones, benefit from having a range of different types of clinician, and patients benefit too. Many problems don't need to be seen by a GP- but then practices may need to give their GPs longer appointment times if their surgeries are predominantly more complex issues. It's not an easy balancing act, to be sure.

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30 Sep 2015

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