The Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on schools and academies to support pupils with medical conditions. But, while this will ensure these pupils have access to a full education, with teaching staff expected to administer a wider range of medical interventions, local authorities need to make sure they have adequate cover for medical malpractice.
With schools taking on greater responsibility for pupil’s healthcare and support, local authorities also need to be aware of the insurance implications.
In this article, Deborah Ball, Client Manager at Aon Risk Solutions, looks at how public sector organisations can ensure they sufficient insurance cover in place to cover the new responsibilities and potential medical malpractice claims.
• Insurance position.
• Risk management.
• Arranging cover.
• Public liability insurance.
• Medical malpractice claims.