Healthcare cover

Medical malpractice insurance

Specialist insurance tailored to those working in clinical settings. Cover for three major risks: medical malpractice, professional indemnity and public liability, under one policy.

Five-star cover for healthcare professionals

Cover for over 80 professions, including:

  • Childcare professionals
  • Dental hygienists
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Paramedics

What cover does this policy offer?


Medical malpractice insurance

Medical malpractice insurance is essential for healthcare and allied health professionals working in clinical settings. It offers protection for accidents such as bodily injury or even death to people in your care, covering (but not limited to) reasons such as:

  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Delays in referral
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Physical or mental harm to a person under your care

Professional indemnity insurance

Professional indemnity insurance is a popular cover for businesses in general, and is often mandatory for healthcare professionals. It provides protection in relation to claims for financial loss to your client caused by negligence.

For example, if you were to inadvertently incorrectly measure a client for specialist tailored equipment, which resulted in them being unable to use or return the equipment, professional indemnity insurance may be able to recover this cost.


Public liability insurance

Another more general cover, public liability insurance offers cover for legal and compensation protection in the event that someone is accidentally injured or their property damaged by you while you're carrying our your work.

For example, if you were to make a home visit to someone in your care and you accidentally spilt something on the floor, damaging their carpet, public liability insurance may cover the cost to clean or replace the carpet.

Why Superscript?


Pay monthly

Say goodbye to annual payments. Pay on a monthly basis.


Ultimate flexibility

Freedom to adjust and manage your cover 24/7 via your online account.


No admin fees

Change or cancel your cover. No fees. All on your terms - just give us 30 days' notice.

Get instant cover in less than 10 minutes

In-house support from quote to claim. Easy access to your insurance documents 24/7 via your online account.

Medical malpractice insurance FAQs

What is covered by medical malpractice insurance?

Medical malpractice insurance, sometimes known as medical professional indemnity insurance, covers healthcare professionals' legal and compensation costs in relation to negligent practices resulting in accidents such as bodily injury, medical expenses and property damage.

Who is this cover for?

Our medical indemnity insurance is designed for self-employed carers, nurses or healthcare technicians.

We can cover a broad range of specialists, including (but not limited to):

  • Audiologists
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Childcare professionals
  • Complementary therapists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental technicians
  • Dieticians
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Physiotherapists

What levels of cover do you offer?

During the quotation process you'll be able to select from £500,000 to £5 million cover for your medical indemnity package. You'll also be given the option to add cyber insurance to your policy.

What is cyber insurance?

Cyber insurance may sound irrelevant to you, as a healthcare professional, but it's actually for any professional holding personal, medical or financial data about clients (e.g. patient data such as name, date of birth, diagnoses, condition etc.).

Whether you're storing this type of data on a smartphone, computer or in cloud-based storage, cyber insurance offers financial and specialist support in the event of a data breach.

How much does medical malpractice insurance cost?

Medical malpractice insurance with Superscript starts at £31.55 a month. Because we offer cover on a monthly rather than annual basis, you're free to adjust your level of cover as necessary and won't be any charged fees. Just make sure you let us know at least 30 days in advance.

Can you provide run-off cover?

We can arrange for run-off cover to be added to your policy at an additional cost.

What is run-off cover?

Run-off cover is designed to cover you for any claims arising from work previously carried out, after you've stopped working.

Is medical malpractice insurance tax deductible?

Yes. Medical malpractice insurance is an 'allowable expense', which means that it's tax deductible in the UK.

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