RCGP Wales welcomes announcement of a state-backed indemnity scheme for Welsh GPs

Publication date: 14 May 2018

Responding to the Welsh Government's announcement of a state-backed indemnity scheme for GPs, RCGP Wales Chair, Dr Rebecca Payne, said:

"RCGP Wales is delighted that the concerns of Welsh GPs have been acted upon and that the Welsh government will take steps to ensure that Welsh GPs will benefit from a state-backed indemnity scheme.

"This announcement means Welsh GPs won't be disadvantaged as a result of the English announcement last Autumn.

"We have long called for action on indemnity, through our Transform campaign document and our recent campaigning activity aimed at AMs. Real credit goes to GPs who have consistently highlighted how excessive and inflexible indemnity costs are limiting their availability to care for patients.

"It is crucial to get the detail right and we want to work alongside Welsh Government, BMA Cymru and other stakeholders to ensure this announcement leads to positive change on the ground."

Further Information

Louis Urruty
RCGP Wales Policy and Public Affairs Officer
0203 188 7767 / 07341 737 034

Notes to editor

  1. The Royal College of GPs Wales represents a network of around 2,000 GPs, aiming to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on resources, education, training, research and clinical standards. 
  2. Indemnity is the insurance and legal protection that allows GPs to treat patients. GPs need accessible indemnity cover to deliver patient care. 
  3. Excessive and inflexible indemnity has a knock-on effect on patient care; in an RCGP Wales members' survey 49% of GPs said the cost of indemnity reduced the time they were prepared to commit to general practice. 
  4. The Welsh Government's announcement follows the Secretary of State for Health in England making a similar announcement in October 2017. 

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