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Dental Indemnity – Your Options Beyond Defence Organisations
Dental Indemnity – Your Options Beyond Defence Organisations

A common misconception is that Dental Indemnity Insurance is very similar to cover a Defence Organisation can offer - MIAB Director Tristan Lennox-Gentle explains why this is not the case.

Posted: 22/12/2017
British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show - May 2018
British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show - May 2018

MIAB is exhibiting at the newly-launched British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show. 

Taking place on 18-19 May 2018 at the Birmingham NEC, the event is a new collaboration of the BDA’s British Dental Conference and Exhibition, and CloserStill Media’s Dentistry Show and will be the undisputed leader in dental events.

The MIAB team will be on stand F72, ready to help with any queries about insurance and indemnity.

Posted: 21/12/2017
20% off our Personal Protection commission when you book an appointment in January
20% off our Personal Protection commission when you book an appointment in January

To beat the January blues we're offering 20% off our commission and passing the savings on to you.

Posted: 19/12/2017
Income Protection: Key Considerations
Income Protection: Key Considerations

Though a source of income is vital to keeping your life on track, key facts we have collated from reliable sources show many individuals with a family are unprepared for if something should happen and they were unable to work. 

Posted: 28/11/2017
Carers’ Rights Awareness Day
Carers’ Rights Awareness Day

The 24th of November 2017 marks Carer's Rights Awareness Day, with this years theme being 'to make connections, and get support.

Posted: 24/11/2017
MIAB to host an indemnity drop-in session at Nottinghamshire LMC
MIAB to host an indemnity drop-in session at Nottinghamshire LMC

MIAB are hosting an indemnity drop-in session at Nottinghamshire LMC's offices on Tuesday 21st November.

Posted: 30/10/2017
Primary Care Home Indemnity: Understanding the Considerations
Primary Care Home Indemnity: Understanding the Considerations

As part of an innovative and co-ordinated approach to the delivery of primary care, there is a lot to consider as a Primary Care Home. Most of your strategy will be uncharted territory and throughout the journey of becoming a fully-fledged Primary Care Home, you will be presented with a number of new and potentially pivotal business decisions. 

Posted: 24/10/2017
MIAB's Thoughts on the Announcement of new State-backed Indemnity Scheme
MIAB's Thoughts on the Announcement of new State-backed Indemnity Scheme

The announcement of the new state-backed indemnity shceme has rocked the healthcare sector and left many clinicians and indemnity providers with more questions than answers. Our Managing Director sheds some light on the recent events.

Posted: 20/10/2017
MIAB are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Integro
MIAB are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Integro

MIAB are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with global insurance broker Integro, offering customers Motor, Household and Travel Insurance. 

Posted: 17/10/2017
Northern Ireland LMC Special Conference, 4th November
Northern Ireland LMC Special Conference, 4th November

MIAB will be attending a Special Conference of the Northern Ireland Local Medical Committees on Saturday 4th November, at 10am. Join us at the beautiful 5* Merchant Hotel in Belfast.

 

Posted: 16/10/2017
MIAB to speak on the Indemnity Crisis at the 'Making STPs a Reality' event
MIAB to speak on the Indemnity Crisis at the 'Making STPs a Reality' event

MIAB Director, Tristan Lennox-Gentle, will be exploring whether the indemnity crisis has been solved or only just beginning at the upcoming 'Making STPs a Reality' event. He will discuss the state-backed indemnity scheme for primary care, and what this means for practices when considering indemnity solutions.

Posted: 15/10/2017
Average cost of claims for MIAB's Practice Insurance
Average cost of claims for MIAB's Practice Insurance

Running a medical or healthcare practice is unlike most other businesses, with a unique set of challenges. We've created an infographic demonstrating some of the claims we have supported within the last two years. 

 

Posted: 05/10/2017
MIAB at Best Practice, 18th-19th October 2017
MIAB at Best Practice, 18th-19th October 2017

MIAB will be attending the Best Practice event on the 18th-19th October in Birmingham.

Posted: 04/10/2017
MIAB at The Pharmacy Show, 8th-9th October 2017
MIAB at The Pharmacy Show, 8th-9th October 2017

MIAB will be attending The Pharmacy Show in Birmingham on the 8th-9th October.

Posted: 04/10/2017
NHS proposes recruitment of 2,000 – 3,000 overseas GPs to overcome staff shortage
NHS proposes recruitment of 2,000 – 3,000 overseas GPs to overcome staff shortage

On the 31st August 2017, NHS England announced plans to give chosen recruitment companies £100m to employ between 2,000 – 3,000 extra GPs from overseas, in a bid to lessen the significant challenges of meeting the planned increased workload of 5,000 new GPs by April 2020, as outlined in the GP Forward View published in April 2016. 

Posted: 03/10/2017
Average cost of claims for MIAB's Absence Insurance
Average cost of claims for MIAB's Absence Insurance

Absences are unavoidable in any line of work, including healthcare services. That's why it is so important to ensure you have adequate insurance covering your business in case of staff shortage, and cover for yourself for when you are unable to work.

Posted: 22/09/2017
Locum Insurance: Why choose MIAB?
Locum Insurance: Why choose MIAB?

With so much pressure on staff, any absence can have a major effect. A clinician, partner or senior member of staff away for a few days or a week or two may be covered internally. However, if they were absent for several months, how would the business cover their sessions?

Posted: 15/09/2017
Mental health can affect anyone, including health professionals
Mental health can affect anyone, including health professionals

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK are affected by conditions like stress, anxiety and depression each year, and it is understood to be much higher among healthcare workers, therefore it is now more important than ever to talk about mental health.

 

 

Posted: 13/09/2017
MIAB at Pulse LIVE in Liverpool, 3rd October
MIAB at Pulse LIVE in Liverpool, 3rd October

MIAB will be attending the Pulse LIVE Event in Liverpool, on the 3rd of October.

Posted: 13/09/2017
Loss of Vaccines - Prevention and what to do in order to claim
Loss of Vaccines - Prevention and what to do in order to claim

A loss of vaccines is potentially a major problem for a GP practice – not only is significant time used to resolve the issue, but the average cost to a practice is £1,030, according to MIAB's internal data. In the unfortunate event of a claim for loss of vaccines, we've listed a number of factors the insurer may take into account when reviewing the case, which are useful indicators of good practice when managing vaccines.

Posted: 01/09/2017
MIAB Staff Training - Friday 29 September
MIAB Staff Training - Friday 29 September

MIAB’s office will be closed for staff training all day on Friday 29th September. 

Posted: 30/08/2017
Indemnity - why choose MIAB?
Indemnity - why choose MIAB?

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are and, in an age of easy-access litigation (or threat of litigation), you want to take steps to avoid the immense costs involved in defending a legal action. With professional indemnity costs soaring, getting value for money is crucial. At MIAB we offer a range of personal and commercial indemnity and liability insurance products to cover the costs of various action. 

Posted: 23/08/2017
Encouraging self-care within your practice can lessen the demand for minor ailment appointments
Encouraging self-care within your practice can lessen the demand for minor ailment appointments

March 2010 saw the launch of the Self Care Campaign, which encourages individuals with minor ailments such as hay fever, insect bites and the common cold to visit their local pharmacy for advice and over-the-counter treatment rather than relying on their GP. As well as this, more is being done now within practices to lessen the demand for appointments including ‘active signposting’ and the training of reception and clerical staff.

Posted: 23/08/2017
MIAB at the Cambrian Alliance Convention in Edinburgh, September 2017
MIAB at the Cambrian Alliance Convention in Edinburgh, September 2017

MIAB will be attending at the Cambrian Alliance Convention at the Roxburgh Hotel, Edinburgh on the 8th, 9th and 10th September.

Posted: 23/08/2017
MIAB at the RPS Annual Conference in Birmingham, September, 2017
MIAB at the RPS Annual Conference in Birmingham, September, 2017

MIAB will be exhibiting at the RPS Annual Conference at The Vox, Birmingham on the 3rd and 4th of September, 2017. 

Posted: 23/08/2017
Hurricane Gert set to hit the UK - what to do in the event of a storm
Hurricane Gert set to hit the UK - what to do in the event of a storm

Hurricane Gert is set to hit the UK this weekend, bringing winds of up to 80mph, heavy rain, mist and the occasional sunny spell.

Posted: 17/08/2017
How nudging techniques could help to decrease the number of DNAs
How nudging techniques could help to decrease the number of DNAs

Patients that do not attend their booked appointments, otherwise known as DNAs (did not attends) in the NHS are creating even more stress within an NHS system that the media is already portraying as overworked, underfunded and understaffed. Our Customer Relationship Executive Katherine Baterip, has looked into ways you can encourage your patients to keep their appointments.

Posted: 16/08/2017
GP Forward View - What you need to know
GP Forward View - What you need to know

In April 2016, the RCGP welcomed NHS England's announcement of the GP Forward View. One year on the RCGP has created an assessment document detailing what has been done so far, and what is to come.

Here is a breakdown of what you should know.

Posted: 11/08/2017
Business as (Un)usual - Getting back to normal after a serious incident
Business as (Un)usual - Getting back to normal after a serious incident

No business is immune to experiencing a serious incident that prevents it from performing its normal operations. If your practice was flooded, what would you do? If you don't know, it's important you begin analysing the risks affecting your practice and how to plan for their occurance. 

Posted: 02/08/2017
It's now more important than ever to have strong leaders in healthcare
It's now more important than ever to have strong leaders in healthcare

With the uncertain climate of the NHS and the increasing demand for healthcare, it's now more important than ever for strong leaders to step forward.

Posted: 27/07/2017
MIAB at Cambrian Alliance Group Convention 2017
MIAB at Cambrian Alliance Group Convention 2017

MIAB will be exhibiting at the Cambrian Alliance Group Convention at Celtic Manor on 30th June to 2nd July 2017. 

The Cambrian Alliance Group is made up of more than 1,300 independent pharmacy members from across the UK making it one of the country’s largest pharmacy buying groups. Serving independent pharmacies for more than 15 years, the group includes Cambrian Alliance and Camrx. Cambrian Alliance is the UK’s leading buying group for securing the best prices and growing pharmacies’ profits, while the Camrx buying group specialises in the provision of professional pharmacy services that help boost a pharmacy’s income and expertise.

Posted: 26/06/2017
PCPA Annual Members Conference 2017 - 5th July, Manchester

MIAB is exhibiting at the Manchester PCPA Annual Members Conference 2017, taking place on 5th July at The Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel.

Posted: 12/06/2017
PCPA Annual Members Conference 2017 - 15th June 2017, London

MIAB is exhibiting at the London PCPA Annual Members Conference 2017, taking place on 15th June at The Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, WC1N 1HT.

 

Posted: 12/06/2017
MIAB at Pulse LIVE Birmingham 2017
MIAB at Pulse LIVE Birmingham 2017

MIAB at Pulse LIVE Birmingham 2017 Pulse LIVE is returning to Birmingham on 20th June 2017 at

Posted: 06/06/2017
The Discount Rate - What does this mean for personal injury pay-outs?
The Discount Rate - What does this mean for personal injury pay-outs?

A seemingly innocuous change to the discount rate to allow for investment return used in calculating lump sum personal injury pay-outs looks set to cause considerable financial upset. MIAB Managing Director, Robert Lynch, explains what has changed and why it will cause significant changes to malpractice claims.

Posted: 19/05/2017
New ‘Top-Up’ Locum Insurance from MIAB complements NHS Sickness Reimbursement
New ‘Top-Up’ Locum Insurance from MIAB complements NHS Sickness Reimbursement

In response to the sickness cover reimbursement changes, MIAB has designed and launched a new, ‘Top Up’ Locum Insurance product to blend the reimbursement and traditional insurance cover.

Practices can maximise the reimbursement payments for GP sickness and accident absence but rely on Locum Insurance to cover costs over and above the £1,734.18 per week reimbursement. Cover for jury service, compassionate leave, suspension while under investigation, and revalidation etc, remains at the full rate, allowing practices to retain the benefits of Locum Insurance policy for these absences.

Posted: 16/05/2017
British Dental Conference and Exhibition, 25th to 27th May 2017
British Dental Conference and Exhibition, 25th to 27th May 2017

MIAB is exhibiting at this year’s British Dental Conference and Exhibition 2017, taking place at Manchester Central  - be sure to visit us on STAND C60 for a free review of your current insurance, a no-obligation quote and more details.

Posted: 16/05/2017
Dentistry Show, 12 & 13th May 2017
Dentistry Show, 12 & 13th May 2017

We’ll be exhibiting at this year’s Dentistry Show, taking place at the NEC, Birmingham.

Posted: 07/05/2017
Beds & Herts LMC GP & Practice Manager Conference - Facing the Future with Optimism
Beds & Herts LMC GP & Practice Manager Conference - Facing the Future with Optimism

Beds & Herts LMC are hosting an engaging and interactive conference and MIAB will be hosting a presentation and exhibiting. 

Posted: 26/04/2017
MIAB at the Londonwide LMCs' Conference 2017
MIAB at the Londonwide LMCs' Conference 2017

MIAB will be exhibiting at this year's Londonwide LMCs' Annual Conference, sponsoring the coffee breaks and refreshments for the first time. 

Posted: 05/04/2017
Great feedback about our policy for Pharmacists in General Practice

We value our customer feedback and use it to further improve our products and services.

We were delighted to receive two testimonials about our Indemnity Insurance policy for Pharmacists in General Practice from Rena Amin and Dr Graham Stretch.

Posted: 23/03/2017
Sickness Cover Reimbursement for GPs: Impact of Rising Locum Costs
Sickness Cover Reimbursement for GPs: Impact of Rising Locum Costs

MIAB has been exploring the impact of the changes to sickness cover reimbursement for GPs. An additional issue for practices to consider is that Locum GPs will be increasing their fees to incorporate rising costs of indemnity - and this will be passed on to practices. 

Posted: 14/03/2017
Storm Doris – Protecting your Business
Storm Doris – Protecting your Business

Storm Doris has struck Britain today, causing damage and destruction across the country. At MIAB we understand that every claim is unique and we work hard to make sure that every claim is handled appropriately.

Notifying of a claim can be daunting whether you are a first time claimant or even if you have made a claim before. That’s why we like to make the claims process as smooth and simple as possible. From notification to the final decision of the claim we are always on hand for guidance and updates.

Posted: 23/02/2017
Email Fraud – Protecting your Business
Email Fraud – Protecting your Business

Cybercriminals attacked the healthcare industry at a higher rate than any other sector in 2015. Beyond data breaches committed by hackers, health data is frequently exposed through accidental loss, device theft and employee negligence.

Read our Top Tips to make sure your practice stays protected.

Posted: 14/02/2017
Sickness cover reimbursement for GPs - FAQs
Sickness cover reimbursement for GPs - FAQs

The General Medical Services (GMS) contract in England for 2017/18 includes changes to the existing contract around sickness cover reimbursement for GPs from 1st April 2017. MIAB has been talking with GPs and Practice Manager who are unsure about the implications of the reimbursement contract on their Locum Insurance. 

These FAQs summarise the available information and important points to consider. 

Posted: 13/02/2017
All Change in the World of Primary Care Protection
All Change in the World of Primary Care Protection

Medical indemnity protection has become increasingly topical as primary care responds to NHS England’s General Practice Forward View and extends the scope of services provided as well as the clinicians who provide it. MIAB's MD, Robert Lynch, explains what's going on.

Posted: 09/02/2017