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 which are not covered by our other schemes, such as parts of Designated Settings Indemnity Support for care homes. This is designed to manage the safe transfer of people who are being discharged from hospitals to care homes and who are infectious with Covid-19. The cover, following a recent extension, will run up to 31 March 2022 and will address gaps in insurance for care homes assured by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as designated settings. Designated Settings Indemnity Support will be kept under review throughout this period.
The indemnity support provides state cover for clinical negligence, employer’s liability and public liability to fill gaps where designated care home settings have been unable to secure sufficient insurance cover. Under the Designated Settings Indemnity Support, care providers will be sub-contracted by NHS Trusts to provide CQC assured Designated Settings services. They will be able to access clinical negligence cover through the Trust’s existing membership of NHS Resolution’s Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) and employer’s and public liability cover under the this scheme.
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 CTIS@resolution.nhs.uk.
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