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Indemnity Insurance for Locum GPs

Indemnity Insurance for Locum GPs

In order to book General Practitioner shifts with Clarity Locums, you must have your own personal indemnity protection. Professional indemnity is an insurance plan to financially safeguard medical practitioners against legal costs and claims for compensation by the patient in case of a legal row.


The Irish Market offers several choices to GPs. It is worth taking the time to investigate which is the best option for you and your employer. You will be covered by some offers of employment, under the ‘practices’ cover. Others will require you to have your own but will offer a remuneration within your pay pack. If you are considering locum work it is vital to have your own policy to cover this.

Information Required before Applications:

  • Sessions you plan to work per week
  • Weeks you will work for the year
  • Full address and Eircode of the practice
  • Your scope of practice
  • IMC reference number
  • Your date of primary qualification
  • Your full registration date
  • Details of previous indemnifiers
  • Gaps in your professional protection
  • Any previous complaints/claims/case history


Some common covers in available in Ireland today

*Clarity do not recommend or suggest to use one of these suppliers, we are merely compiling a list for ease of use


Challenge
Are probably the best known supplier of quotes/insurance for candidates with or without Irish experience

Medisec
Open to General Practitioners registered in the Specialist Register of the IMC, Medical Practitioners registered on the General Register of the IMC, have at least two years appropriate experience in Ireland as a GP within the previous five years.


Medical Protection
Does not have Irish experience as a criteria. However, doctors seeking GP membership must be in the Specialist division of the IMC or provide proof that they are in the process of doing so and are awaiting confirmation.

MPS UK

Some Insurance brokers that also support applications for Medical Indemnity Insurance

Bizbroker & OBF Insurance Group


Have any questions?

If you have any further questions in relation to Indemnity insurance, or working as a locum GP in general, don't hesitate to get in touch. Our Head of Medical Recruitment, Laura, will be happy to answer any queries you have.

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Posted on 23 January 2023 by Laura Mulchone
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