BPA professional indemnity insurance update


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The BPA launched a professional indemnity insurance product in partnership with Bluefin Professions in November 2018. This was specifically designed for BPA members who have portfolio careers with other employers or carry out occasional locum duties outside of Boots and provides professional indemnity, medical malpractice and public liability insurance at exclusive rates. Since the launch of our offer, Boots has decided to provide professional indemnity for free for Boots pharmacists working in primary care. This offer has several caveats attached to it:

  • Pharmacists need to have worked for Boots for 12 consecutive months.
  • Pharmacists must be permanently contracted to Boots for at least 24 hours a week.
  • Only applies if the pharmacist is working in primary care in the public sector e.g. for a GP practice or Health Board for a maximum of 16 hours per week.
  •  This does not apply to pharmacists working for other community pharmacies either as an employee or a locum outside of Boots.

If your circumstances do not meet these criteria, then the Bluefin product remains an option for you. We have secured exclusive rates for different levels of cover depending on the nature of the extra responsibilities you are undertaking. The service has proven popular with our members since its launch and further details can be found at www.bluefinprofessions.co.uk/bpa