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Insurance/indemnity guidance for the commissioners of clinical services

Guidance note resource

This guidance aims to provide advice for commissioners seeking to ensure that providers with which they are proposing to contract have in place adequate indemnity arrangements. Commissioners need to understand and take account of the differences in cover for clinical negligence risks purchased by healthcare organisations. Commissioners have an important role to play in ensuring that providers possess adequate indemnity. Crucially, they need to understand that in certain circumstances they will have to take over directly the liabilities of providers.

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