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From July 2014, all registered practitioners and nurses are required, as part of their registration with the HCPC or NMC, to have appropriate insurance or indemnity in place.

HCPC Indemnity Guidance 

NMC Indemnity Guidance

AfPP offers its members affordable medical liability insurance.

 AfPP Insurance

One of the many membership benefits of AfPP is the option to add medical malpractice insurance to your membership. This policy is available to AfPP members only and has been sourced specifically for Theatre practitioners.

You can either pay for your insurance separately or add it to to your membership subscription and pay monthly by direct debit - with membership and medical insurance cover starting from only £12.30* per month. (*cost is based on monthly fee for non-registered membership & £1m insurance cover.)

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • ODPs
  • Nurses
  • HCAs
  • Advanced roles (SFA)
  • Any registered theatre practitioners/nurse practitioners

WHY DO I NEED IT?

Professional liability insurance protects you against allegations of malpractice. Your employer may provide cover for you, but it may not cover you in all cases, so please check with them as to the indemnity cover afforded by their scheme. If you have your own individual protection, you will have the benefit of your own representation, when needed.

Please note that AfPP's Medical Liability Insurance does not offer cover for those practitioners working in Midwifery or obstetrics, although cover can be considered for other aspects of working practice if this is not your sole job role.

HOW TO APPLY

ONLINE SUBMISSION IS FOR CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY (LOG IN DETAILS REQUIRED)

We will confirm receipt of your submission within 24 Hours, if you have not received this confirmation please call us on 01423 881300.

Over the holiday period we are open for Insurance queries and processing up until noon on  Wednesday 24/12/2014, reopening at noon on Monday 05/01/2015

Membership Services, AfPP, Daisy Ayris House, 42 Freemans Way, Harrogate, HG3 1DH

Please DO NOT send in any payment with your proposal form. We will either add the premium to an existing direct debit plan or contact you once your insurance application has been accepted to request a payment by credit/ debit card or cheque. 

 

If you wish to contact us in connection with insurance please call the membership team on 01423 881 300 or email insurance@afpp.org.uk 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The cover provided via AfPP for subscribing members has been sourced from a single product provider, underwritten by The Medical Professional Liability Company Limited ("The MPLC"). It offers comprehensive Medical Professional Liability Insurance cover and is an insurance contract backed by Lloyd’s of London, which has a financial security rating of ‘A+’ (Strong) from Standard & Poors and ‘AA-’ (Very Strong) from Fitch Ratings the independent financial analysts. The MPLC is an underwriting intermediary licensed in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission, under licence number FSC00659B. The MPLC's insurances underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.

Policies run yearly from 1st April to 31st March. You can start a policy at any point in the year irrespective of your membership renewal date and the policy premiums will be calculated pro-rata to the end of March the following year.

RCN Members - We would like to notify our members and any non-members who are members of RCN, that the RCN Scheme is not a policy of 'insurance' but rather a discretionary contractual indemnity. As of the 1st July 2014 the RCN Indemnity scheme no longer covers their members who are working for the NHS or private sector under a contract of employment.

If you would like to know more call our membership team today on 01423 881300.

The Association for Perioperative Practice is a registered charity number 118444 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England number 6035633. AfPP Ltd is its wholly owned subsidiary company, registered in England number 3102102. The registered office for both companies is stated above. AfPP Limited is an appointed representative of Bluefin Insurance Services Limited, 5 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1AD which is authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority. Our FCA Reference Number is 307899.

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