Do you have “consent to settle”?

Do you have “consent to settle”? Imagine there’s a claim against you, but you’re confident you’ve done nothing wrong. Would you be prepared to settle, and accept the impact on your reputation? Or would you want to be free to contest it in court?   Freedom of choice In a medical indemnity policy, “consent to…

A claim arrives. What’s next?

A claim arrives. What’s next? Don’t ignore it. Notifying your insurer and responding to the patient are crucial first steps.   In the event that a complaint is made against you, the actions you take straight away are crucial. Even though you may never need to take these steps, it’s important to be aware of…

100% Success

Last year, the healthcare team at PMP’s legal defence firm Clyde & Co successfully defended all of its trials. Clyde & Co, who act on behalf of PMP policyholders in the event of claims, are justifiably proud of their track record defending medical professionals. During 2017, the healthcare team at Clyde & Co successfully defended…

Meet the team

Meet the team Specialist healthcare lawyer Claire Petts has successfully defended many matters at trial, including several multi-million pound claims. Claire is one of the partners at Clyde & Co, the law firm that represents PMP policyholders in medical indemnity claims. Described by legal ranking firm Chambers & Partners as a “powerhouse” who “does everything…

More ways to enjoy the white stuff

The rise of winter sports alternatives Not so long ago, winter sports meant little more than skiing. Then snowboards hit the slopes, opening up resorts to a new breed of thrill-seeker. But in recent years there’s been an explosion in creative ways to make the most of the winter sports season. Some of the new…

The age of Consent

Montgomery judgement is still front-of-mind for insurers and clinicians It’s over two years since the Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board case changed the process of informed consent between doctor and patient. In October 2016, the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) issued new guidance[1] for working with patients through the process of informed decision-making. Although many…

Around the world in how many days?

Long-distance sailing records fell fast in 2017 as yacht technology surged ahead When Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873, he couldn’t have imagined that sailing boats would one day be making the trip in half the time. Yet that’s what just happened on 26 January 2017, when the French maxi-trimaran…

Good Score

What our underwriter’s financial strength rating means Why does “AA+” matter? If you’ve read communications from PMP before, you might have seen us mention that our policies are backed by underwriters who are rated AA+ for financial strength. We’re proud to be able to say this. But what does it mean? And in particular, what…

Ask the Expert

Clyde & Co’s Claire Petts discusses excess charges in medical indemnity “It’s well established in many parts of the insurance industry that excess charges can reduce premiums. Vehicle insurance premiums, for example, can be substantially reduced if customers are prepared to pay a bigger excess in the event of a claim. If you’re confident that…

November Budget Overview 2017

November Budget Overview 2017 News I 24th November 2017 Budget 2017 Overview Round-up of key measures in chancellor’s autumn budget Chancellor Philip Hammond unveiled a series of changes on 22 November 2017, with a focus on housing. Here’s a quick summary of the measures announced: Housing Stamp duty to be abolished on properties up to…