Your medical indemnity insurance provider cares
Whether you are a doctor, midwife or healthcare professional, your practice requires a good workplace environment. This means reducing any hazardous pressures like excessive workloads, inadequate resources and lack of tech and patient support.
If you have any of these issues, they can have a significant effect on your ability to provide the best care possible for your patients as well as compromise your mental health.
Medical indemnity insurance can protect you
If your workplace has professionals who are stretched beyond their normal limitations, it can pose significant risks of conflict, from communication breakdowns to issues of bullying. That is why a healthcare professional’s personal health and well-being are serious issues confronting a well-functioning workplace.
Additionally, if you are in a dysfunctional working environment, adverse patient outcomes can leave you as the scapegoat. You can be singled out, however unfairly, for disciplinary actions.
This is not uncommon, especially when you are part of a large healthcare facility where paperwork can be so very cumbersome.
Tego medical professional indemnity insurance to the rescue
The experts at Tego Insurance are conscious that our clients can face significant challenges working in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and other workplaces across Australia. That is why we consider ourselves your advocate in regards to medico-legal matters, as well as broader healthcare issues. We can talk to you about dealing with bullying, as well as what to do about managing unacceptable workloads. Your mental and physical health are too important to leave to amateurs. We want to know what other situations are causing you stress? As your advocate, we can address each one and make certain your well being comes first.
At Tego Insurance, we look at:
- System change to prevent fatigue and burnout
- Safe and inclusive training and work environments
- Proper processes and support for dealing with bullying
- Assisting doctors to manage their health issues.
If you are worried about your workplace, we understand and are here to help. We can go over with you the medical indemnity insurance costs and other important issues. Tego Insurance offers medical indemnity insurance for medical practitioners underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway, a brand globally synonymous with trust and integrity. We have a profound understanding of the Australian medical profession and the ever-changing healthcare industry. It’s this expertise that allows us to provide leading cover with more choice, innovation and greater flexibility. Contact us to find out more.
This publication is general in nature and is not comprehensive or constitute legal or medical advice. You should seek legal, medical or other professional advice before relying on any content, and practice proper clinical decision making with regard to individual circumstances. Persons implementing any recommendations contained in this publication must exercise their own independent skill or judgment or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular practice. Compliance with any recommendations will not in any way guarantee discharge of the duty of care owed to patients and others coming into contact with the health professional or practice. Tego Insurance Pty Ltd is not responsible to you or anyone else for any loss sufferer in connection with the use of this information.
Eric is the CEO of Tego, an insurance agency offering specialist indemnity insurance solutions for the healthcare and life sciences sectors. His qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business and law, a master’s degree from UNSW in law and management and an MBA from the AGSM.