With a data breach potentially costing millions in fines and lawsuits, it’s easy to get caught up in the financial losses when managing your Cyber security. However, reputation damage can be just as serious – have you considered this?
Have you renewed your dental indemnity insurance this year? We’d like to hear how happy you were with your premium and the service you received.
Thousands of new students will be starting on a new adventure when they go off to university this autumn. This is the first step in hopefully a long and fruitful career for dental and medical professionals. Make sure your belongings are fully covered so you can focus on your studies without the worry.
Smart technology has been making its way into our homes over the last few years. It is popular for managing lighting, heating, and also our home security. Is your home as protected as you think?
Running a practice is a tough job and financial pressures are always top of mind. The NHS sickness reimbursements to cover GPs on sick leave were supposed to alleviate some of this stress. However, the numbers don’t always add up, and the experiences vary when trying to claim.
If your dental indemnity renewal date is coming up this August, now is the time to review your cover and make sure you have the right policy that will protect you over the next year, and beyond.
GDPR has been the trigger for highlighting the different types of data that businesses hold on individuals. Detailed PII is critical to running a successful healthcare practice. Do you know the importance of the data that you hold? The different types of personal identifiable information Personal identifiable data is any information that is specific to…READ MORE
Research by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found that despite warnings, people are still using weak passwords that are easily breached. While individuals might lose personal and financial information, practices have responsibility for hundreds of sensitive patient records. Is your practice protected? What are the stats? The NCSC found that the most commonly…READ MORE
In response to changing needs for the dental profession, we’ve yet again improved our dental indemnity cover. Find out how this insurance could help protect your career. Occurrence based, contractual dental indemnity cover, designed for the needs of dental professionals. All Med Pro has launched a new and improved Dental Indemnity insurance policy with additional…READ MORE
When you consider the recent thunderstorms, heavy downpours and grey weather across the UK, you can be forgiven for dreaming of hotter climates. But don’t let the promise of sun, sea and sand make you forget about the practical aspects of any holiday – including your travel insurance. Don’t leave it until the last minute…READ MORE
The number of medium-sized businesses with Cyber insurance has increased to 31% from 19% in 2018 (gov.uk report). As costs for a breach continue to rise, practices are starting to see the value in protecting themselves. The cost of Cyber crime While the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has so far handed out very few fines…READ MORE
Many of us work to fund our personal lives – from holidays, family activities and future planning to the roof over our heads. Your home is potentially your most important asset and busy practitioners are often faced with making quick decisions without fully thinking them through when it comes to insurance. Don’t make these common…READ MORE
Risk management is all part of running a practice – whether that is NHS or private. Here are three of the big risks facing practice owners in 2019. 1. Attracting and retaining talent to the healthcare sector It is no secret that many doctors and dentists are leaving the NHS, or the healthcare profession altogether,…READ MORE
The heatwave in 2018 led to a huge increase in subsidence claims – even higher than figures in 2003 and 2006, which were previous record-breaking hot summers. Are you prepared if there’s a heatwave in 2019? Insurers reported that around 10,000 subsidence claims were made in 2018, that’s a 20% increase compared to 2017. The…READ MORE
The UK government’s consultation on appropriate clinical negligence cover closed in February, with recommendations for potential next steps. The idea is to protect healthcare professionals and patients with appropriate indemnity cover. According to a survey by the Department of Health and Social Care, more than half of GPs, (or practice managers who responded on their…READ MORE
A malpractice claim could occur at any time. Knowing that you are protected under your insurance policy helps reduce the stress of any law suit. Find out the difference between a claims-made and claims-occurrence policy. The difference between Claims Made and Claim Occurrence When choosing your medical or dental indemnity insurance, its crucial to understand…READ MORE
It’s easy to be lax with the rules or forget to tell your insurer when there’s a change in your life. Many even admit to knowing that they are invalidating their insurance. It’s time to see insurance as protection – not an unnecessary cost. How are we invalidating our insurance policies? Research by MoneySuperMarket has…READ MORE
The easiest and most direct route into your IT system for Cyber criminals is through your email. It is open to security threats such as ransomware, phishing and other malware. And the healthcare industry is a prime target for Cyber attacks. The problem with email Cyber crime has evolved as ransomware developers realised that they…READ MORE
According to a government report, 74% of businesses consider Cyber security a high priority, yet only 27% have formal policies in place. It’s time to manage your risks. It’s time to consider how you run your practice More than four in 10 businesses interviewed in the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 reported a breach. Even…READ MORE
As a dental professional, you should already know the importance of dental indemnity insurance. Not only is it a requirement of your General Dentist Council registration, but it protects you and your career in the event of a claim. Protect your career There were 39.9 million Courses of Treatment (CoT) delivered in 2016-17, this is…READ MORE