Allegations of clinical negligence are, sadly, an ever-present threat for medical professionals. Crown Indemnity cover protects most surgeons operating within the NHS. But, other professions are increasingly at risk of litigation, contract disputes and tax investigations, as well as fitness to practice hearings.
Even surgeons who are protected by Crown Indemnity cover have to meet their own cost for representation at GMC disciplinary hearings. This can be stressful and expensive. The average Fitness to Practice hearing costs around £30,000 in legal fees.
No one who works in the medical profession can afford to risk being unprotected in our increasingly litigious society.