The University has protection for claims made against its staff and students for the provision of or failure to provide any care, treatment, or service in respect of the physical or mental health of a person which results in bodily injury, death, sickness, disease, disability, shock, fright, mental anguish or mental injury to any person.
Medical practitioners, working in the University clinics must have their own Medical Malpractice insurance.
Medical Malpractice Insurance does not provide coverage for Students of Medicine wanting to undertake Work Experience in addition to the requirements of their course.
NB: Any knowledge of an event or which may give rise to a claim should be reported immediately to the Insurance Team of the Risk and Assurance Unit. Failure to do so may limit or negate the insurance protection available to the University.The policy is underwritten on a "claims made" basis. Therefore, no claim can be made against the policy once the policy has expired or has been cancelled.