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'Indemnity scheme is good news but the hard work begins now'

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I agree with Vinci. I am not convinced this is anything like good news.... taking steps is all very well... but in the end, all that counts is where those steps actually lead too. If we still end up paying the same levels of indemnity this is NOT going to help. A statute of limitations and cutting out solicitor fees would be good news. In black and white, signed, sealed and delivered a halving of our indemnity fees, would be welcomed.... I cannot jump for joy at the start of a process.... think Neville Chamberlain..... 'I have in my hand'.... its just pieces of paper for now..... the interesting aspect of this is what the MDOs will do fee wise for private work.... I predict private work coverage will rise sharply..... no sympathy from the public on that one...... interestingly indemnity could be used as a tool to force GPs in certain directions......there could be all sorts of catches here......Sorry Mark SW, it won't attract me back, my indemnity in Australia is a fraction of what I paid in the UK and my salary is more than twice what I earned in the UK...... if he was serious why didnt JH announce Crown Indemnity, and at the same time commence a process aimed at limiting solicitors fees and have it fast tracked through parliament.. he would likely have got cross bench support for this... he could choose to do it but doesn't, why not? Because theres a snag or manipulation of some sort coming.....

Posted date

12 Oct 2017

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12:17pm

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