Dental Nurse News: Malpractice Indemnity Insurance

GDC Registered dental nurses required to hold indemnity insurance.

From the 1st August 2016 all GDC registered dental nurses wishing to renew their registration will need to make a declaration that they are covered under an insurance indemnity policy for malpractice. This is the case even they are working under total supervision. Most nurses working full time within a practice will probably be covered under the practice policy. It is still their duty to check that they are covered and ask to see the policy if there is any doubt. Nurses who work freelance or through an agency may need to take out their own policy. We understand that the British Association of Dental Nurses is currently offering this at a very competitive rate which includes membership of the association.