Providing Pharmacy Technicians with indemnity cover to undertake Covid-19 vaccinations.
Pharmacy Technicians working in any sector or even in domiciliary situations whilst administering Covid-19 vaccinations. Pharmacy Technicians working in Trusts, Hospitals, GP Practices, Health Boards, Primary Care Networks, GP Federations, community pharmacies or standalone community pharmacy led vaccination centres, care homes or even the homes of patients etc. Either in an employed capacity, or if self-employed when engaged by the Trust, GP practice, Primary Care Network, GP Federation or standalone community pharmacy vaccination centre via a contract, secondment agreement, honorary contract or volunteer agreement.
This indemnity extension is designed to sit on top of any State or employer Backed Schemes (where applicable), the UK Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme and the immunity provision protections. Read More
Because the risk of the effects of the antigen is shared with the state in this way, the PIA scheme provides indemnity for the process of the vaccination itself. In this way, it keeps costs of indemnity low by providing a lower limit of indemnity protection.
£250,000 limit for indemnity claims brought by patients claiming that they have been harmed by the actions of the Pharmacy Technician that delivered the injection of the vaccination.
Such a limit would enable the PIAs appointed lawyers to handle claims caused by errors in the vaccination injection process. Any additional costs caused by more expensive claims would be covered by state backed, employer or other government provided indemnity schemes. Over and above the indemnity benefit, the PIA scheme provides medico legal protection;
£500,000 limit of cover for legal defence costs.
Providing cover for all the medico-legal costs such as Regulator referrals, inquests, criminal prosecution and employment disputes.
Responding to compensation claims resulting from;
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Register No 307063)