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IHPN welcomes Government consultation on clinical negligence cover

Date of publication: 6th Dec 2018

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In response to the announcement of a Government consultation on Appropriate Clinical Negligence Cover, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network said:

“The Independent Healthcare Providers Network has long been calling for the introduction of fully comprehensive insurance indemnity cover, replacing the current system of discretionary protection, which would ensure that no patient would ever lose out if affected by poor care in the independent hospital sector.

“We therefore welcome the announcement of a Government consultation into appropriate clinical negligence cover and look forward to working with the Department of Health and Social Care, Medical Defence Organisations and the insurance industry to ensure that private patients are afforded the same legal and financial protections as NHS patients.”