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GPs working for home visiting service indemnified by MDU

GPs working for an innovative service offering patients consultations at a location of their choice via an online booking system, are being provided with tailored indemnity by the Medical Defence Union (MDU).

The MDU is working with GPDQ Limited to ensure GPs are properly indemnified for their work at the service. The company, which was established in 2015, connects patients in London and Birmingham directly with a local GP who can visit them in their home, workplace or hotel.

Dr Pierre Campbell, MDU head of underwriting said:

“We are happy to collaborate with GPDQ to provide a tailored indemnity package for the GPs working for them. The service offers patients the convenience of seeing a GP at a time and place that suits them, which is an increasingly popular option, for example for people working away from home. The GPs working for the service are able to practise with confidence in the knowledge that the MDU can offer them pre-emptive medico-legal advice and indemnity support.”

Dr Anshumen Bhagat GPDQ founder and CEO said:

“We established our home visiting service to provide an alternative way for patients to access GP care at a time and place of their choosing. This is a relatively new model of delivering patient care, and we needed a bespoke indemnity product to meet our specific needs. In partnership with the MDU, we continue to offer patients the high quality services they expect from us.”

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