Next government must tackle GP indemnity costs, royal college saysBMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2429 (Published 22 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2429
- Abi Rimmer
- BMJ Careers
The next government must tackle rising GP indemnity costs, the Royal College of General Practitioners has said.
Helen Stokes-Lampard, the college’s chair, warned that indemnity costs were spiralling and that without action they could create a crisis in general practice. Unlike hospital doctors, GPs have to purchase their own medical indemnity.
In February, the lord chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, announced a legal change that critics said could add £1bn a year to the NHS bill for compensation.1 A reduction …