A nurse misread a prescription and administered four times the required dosage of tablets to treat a patient’s heart condition.
Patient was later rushed to hospital for emergency treatment following a severe drop in their blood pressure. The nurse was deemed negligent and the patient is seeking financial compensation.
The Royal College of Nurses (RCN) has traditionally provided discretional indemnity cover as part of their membership package. Whether can claim will be met is entirely at the discretion of the RCN Council.
From July 2014, the RCN further reduced the scope of their indemnity scheme – nurses working under a contract of employment (including umbrella agency arrangements), or working under a limited company with more than one director, will no longer be offered any protection via the RCN scheme.
Certain other clinic procedures (such as cosmetic work) is also excluded. The safest option is always to arrange your own underwritten policy where the insurer has understood the work you do and provided bespoke cover for your needs.
Absolutely, our nurses malpractice can extend to cover all cosmetic nursing practices.
We can also provide cover for nurses working in specialist locations such as film sets or cruise liners, or 1-to-1 personal care for private individuals.
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In a world that’s ever-changing, companies are more likely to succeed when they act collaboratively and with purpose. At AXIS, we’re motivated to redefine industry standards by applying an innovative and agile approach to today’s challenges. By virtue of being a specialty insurer and global reinsurer with deep expertise and a commitment to service, we have the capability to provide a broad range of solutions. We’re not afraid to take on complex and volatile risks.
Our leadership and depth of experience drive the way we serve our markets. We work diligently to ensure each of our solutions meet the unique needs of our clients.
AXIS employees are empowered to make decisions quickly and decisively, enabling our clients to respond swiftly to fast-moving market conditions. This client-centric focus continues in claims management, where we’re committed to delivering superior service and support during those times when clients need us the most.
There’s a determination here. It’s driven by an organization built on a solid foundation and dynamic by design.
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Our specialty insurance and global reinsurance business is underwritten throughout the world by various subsidiaries of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, rated “A+” ("Strong") by Standard & Poor's and "A+" ("Superior") by A.M. Best.
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