GP and dental surgeries have faced huge challenges from funding cuts and staff shortages over recent years. It’s only a matter of time before it takes a financial or reputational toll. Healthcare professionals in numbers According to Aviva, a typical healthcare practice employing five people should expect an average of 10.9 days of absence per…
Changes to the General Medical Services contract in April 2017 has increased the maximum payment of the NHS reimbursement scheme and made the eligibility process simpler. This is great news for NHS medical practices who can get additional support for locum cover if a GP is on long term leave.
A practice can never really be fully prepared for unexpected long term leave of one of the key clinical or dental team due to sickness or an accident. Quite often practices also forget how important non-clinical staff are in the smooth running of the surgery as well.
To get the right Practice or Surgery Insurance, you need a broker with specialist skills and experience. At All Med Pro, we work closely with medical and dental professionals to get them the right level of cover, always ensuring the best customer service experience.
Medical and dentistry practices simply cannot function if the GPs and dentists are unable to work. The true extent of the risk is not often realised until a locum is required due to sickness, or other longer term leave. The cost to the practice can be significant, which is why locum insurance should be a…
NHS England have announced that from April 2017, sickness cover for GP’s will be a practice entitlement, rather than a discretionary payment. This change is part of contract changes across the board when a GP is absent from the practice due to sickness.
Locum insurance is optional, both for your practice and for individual practitioners. However, when you assess the risks of not having sufficient cover, consider how else you would cope in the event that one of your key team members, or associates, was absent from work for more than just a few days.