Why do I need professional indemnity insurance as a medical practitioner?

Regulations published on 30 August 2010 under the Health Professions Act require private health practitioners practising for their own account to obtain professional indemnity insurance. The insurance must be obtained from an insurer registered under the Short-term Insurance Act.

SHACKLETON is a brokerage specialising in the arranging of medical malpractice professional indemnity cover for health care practitioners. At SHACKLETON we understand that Medical malpractice claims can be traumatic and stressful for health care professionals and that inadequate insurance for claim events, can impose huge financial and professional risks to them.

Why choose SHACKLETON as your medmal Professional Indemnity broker?

SHACKLETON arranges insurance cover from competent and reputable medical malpractice insurers.   We have sourced appropriate and applicable cover from international and distinguished insurers.   We understand our professionalā€™s business and insurance needs allowing us to obtain the most competitive prices and personalized cover for you.

Aside from immediate access to our internal legal team, litigation is handled by experienced medmal attorneys and qualified and objective experts appointed on your behalf.

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