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Indemnity rises could stop me from working

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The problem is the exponential rise in payouts due to litigation. GPs used to be relatively free of litigation, but that was when there was a very personal relationship between patient and doctor and there was adequate time to devote to the patients. Whether it is the Defence Organisations or The Crown that provides indemnity it still has to be paid for! If it was Crown Indemnity this would come out of the NHS budget. We really should be pushing for an end to the adversarial nature of medical negligence and introduction of no fault compensation. This would encourage mistakes to be acknowledged sooner. In addition it is a false economy to put doctors under so much pressure when the NHS ultimately has to pay for their mistakes - whether it is in monetary terms or the fact that GPs won't work.

Posted date

11 Mar 2016

Posted time

9:27pm

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