Posted on Monday July 21 2014 by RIG Healthcare
All registrants with HCPC must now have professional indemnity in place under new guidelines as a condition of registration. (excluding social workers)
This applies to all practising registrants.
The NHS has published information from the NHS Litigation Authority to advise anyone working for the NHS as a permanent or an agency worker is covered by their indemnity.
NHS Employers have also published a helpful FAQ page.
If you are in a contract working for a private practice then you should check if your registration body eg Society of Radiographers, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists etc provide cover as part of their membership benefits.
Michael Guthrie, Director of Policy and Standards at the HCPC, commented: “The majority of our registrants will already meet these requirements because they will be indemnified either through their employer, a professional body, union or defence organisation, directly with an insurer, or a combination of these.
“However, it is important that registrants ensure that they have cover in place that is appropriate for their practice. We have produced guidance called Professional indemnity and your registration to help registrants understand the new requirement.”