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Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP)

The document (CNSGP) outlines the scope of the CNSGP.

If you are a Practice Nurse who is employed by a General Practice you will be covered under CNSGP for any NHS services provided by you on behalf of your general practice employer.

Example: If your Practice provides ear irrigation on the NHS (i.e. patients are not charged) nurses will be covered under the CNSGP.

NHS Resolution have clarified that non-NHS travel Vaccination are not covered by the CNSGP scheme, however additional cover can be purchased through MDOs or nursing unions.

From the NHS Resolutions Website:

If the activity consists of, or is in connection with, the provision of primary medical services under a general medical services (GMS), personal medical services (PMS) or alternative provider medical services (APMS) contract, or APMS contract under schedule 2L of NHS Standard Contracts, any clinical negligence liability incurred arising from that activity is covered under the scheme.

If the activity is not being delivered under one of the above contracts, it is covered by the scheme if the answers to all the following questions are affirmative:

  • Is it an activity that consists of, or is in connection with, the provision of NHS services?
  • Are those NHS services being carried out by or for a provider whose principal activity is to provide NHS primary medical services (i.e. the NHS services are provided as part of general practice) or under a sub-contracting arrangement with such a provider?
  • Is the activity in question connected to the diagnosis, care or treatment of a patient?

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