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How do I make a GP treatment claim
Most GPs are not employed directly by the NHS nor are they responsible for out-of-hours services. Claims are usually made against individual doctors, who tend to have professional indemnity insurance to cover such a possibility.
There is usually a three-year time limit to making a claim, but be aware that these can be complex, lengthy and demanding cases. The first thing to do is to contact an expert law firm like Access Legal which specialises in this sort of work.
Your chosen law firm should have relationships with the appropriate medical and other experts who can be instructed to assess your immediate health needs and suggest what treatments you may urgently require.
Every GP surgery is required to have a procedure to deal with complaints and the courts actively encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution when making a claim.
If a doctor makes serious and repeated mistakes, such as prescribing drugs in a dangerous way, you may complain to the surgery and also raise your concerns with the General Medical Council (GMC), the professional body responsible for ensuring all doctors in the UK are fit to practice.
If you feel you may have a claim, call us for a free initial consultation. Access Legal's priority will always be your health and well-being. We can give you the benefit of our experience in such cases.