Can I claim compensation from a GP if a medical mistake is made?
The answer has always been ‘yes’, but a new scheme makes the legal position of claiming compensation for a GP’s mistake even more clear-cut.
NHS Resolution now operates a new state-backed insurance scheme for GPs in England. It is called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP).
The scheme automatically covers all GPs for compensation claims made against them (or anyone working in their surgery) in respect of an error connected to the diagnosis, care or treatment of a patient.
The indemnity, which continues to apply even where a GP or other health professional is no longer practicing, is similar to insurance arrangements in NHS Trusts.
However, not all GP activities are covered under this new scheme. Non-NHS or private work are not for instance included within the new CNSGP Scheme. Primary care NHS dentistry, optometry and community pharmacy are also excluded by CNSGP.
If an incorrect diagnosis or substandard medical treatment has left you wondering, ‘Can I claim compensation from a GP?’ then you can call our free legal helpline on 0333 888 0404 for expert guidance on making a medical negligence claim.
If your GP has been negligent then you will be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. We can also help you recover your financial losses such as lost earnings. We deal with GP negligence cases nationwide and are Legal 500 recommended. We will assess your compensation claim free of charge and let you know whether no win, no fee funding is available. Our team is led by Oliver Thorne who is a member of the specialist AvMA clinical negligence practitioners panel.
Call us on 0333 888 0404 or email brief details to us at [email protected]