Medical malpractice cover for staff seconded to China
20 July 2015
Working with one of London’s eminent teaching hospitals, Bellwood Prestbury has written a tailored medical malpractice insurance policy to meet contract obligations for nursing staff seconded to a Beijing hospital.
The contract is for nursing staff working in a consultative role at the Beijing Royal Integrative Medicine Hospital. Rather than working directly with patients, the nursing role is to advise on best practice and procedure.
The policy, created using Bellwood Prestbury’s medical indemnity insurance capabilities, indemnifies the London teaching hospital against the consequences of any ill advice or poor service provision, and was a condition of the secondment agreement.
Stuart Dix, a leading consultant at Bellwood Prestbury says:
“It’s common for NHS hospitals and private consultants to accept secondments abroad but the American market is now influencing contract expectations.
“That means more and more secondment contracts will require medical malpractice cover. From a single consultant to a team of nurses, cover doesn’t need to be prohibitively expensive and each policy can be tailored to the people, duration and territories involved to achieve best value.
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