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Coronavirus Temporary Indemnity Scheme

NHS Resolution are responsible for administering a new scheme for liabilities related to the Coronavirus pandemic called the Coronavirus Temporary Indemnity Scheme (CTIS).  This is in addition to the existing Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus (CNSC) which was introduced in April 2020.

CTIS manages indemnity arrangements for activities carried out in response to the pandemic not covered by our other schemes, such as parts of Designated Settings Indemnity Support, which covered the safe transfer of people being discharged from hospitals into care homes operating as designated settings and who were infectious with Covid-19. The cover, which was introduced in January 2020 and ran up to 31 March 2022, addressed gaps in insurance for these settings.

We have published some frequently asked questions about the Designated Settings Indemnity Support here.

Similar to the CNSC, CTIS complements the existing indemnity schemes operated by NHS Resolution on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. During the coronavirus outbreak, existing indemnity arrangements will continue and the intention is that this additional indemnity cover will provide a safeguard, but not duplicate existing provision.

Membership of this new indemnity scheme is not required and cover will be provided automatically under the relevant contracts or arrangements agreed by the Department of Health and Social Care.

NHS Resolution will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the CTIS and will manage all claims lodged through the new scheme.

For more information on this scheme, please contact nhsr.ctis@nhs.net.

 

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