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Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice


From 1st April 2019, NHS Resolution will be operating a new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP).

The announcement on general practice indemnity is included in Investment and evolution: A five-year framework for GP contract reform, agreed by NHS England and the British Medical Association, and published on 31 January 2019.

This web-page is the ‘place to go’ for up-to-date information on the new scheme and will be updated regularly.

What action do I need to take?

CNSGP will be centrally funded, and will apply to in-scope incidents occurring on or after 1st April 2019. Beneficiaries of the scheme will be covered automatically from 1 April. Professionals who have an indemnity cover that goes beyond 1 April should contact their existing providers for information about reimbursements.

Further information about the scope of the scheme will be published shortly and in the meantime, if you have a query, please contact

About NHS Resolution

NHS Resolution is part of the National Health Service (an ‘Arm’s Length Body’ of the Department of Health and Social Care) and currently operates the state indemnity scheme for all NHS trusts in England for their clinical negligence liabilities. From 1st April 2019, NHS Resolution will also operate CNSGP. Further information about NHS Resolution’s approach to claims management and its role in sharing the learning from claims can be found on our website and we will shortly be publishing information for general practice.


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