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Royal College Of Nursing stops providing indemnity cover to Aesthetic Nurses
In February the Royal College of Nursing announced that they will no longer provide indemnity cover for Self Employed Aesthetic Nurses.  This change will take effect from 1st July 2014. The RCN have stated that the cover was never intended to replace or supplement insurance cover for nurses, their employer would generally be responsible for providing this cover.  According to the RCN some employers have tried to shift responsibility to the RCN often making it a requirement that their staff provide their own indemnity cover.
Nurses who work within the NHS are not going to be affected by this change but most Aesthetic Nurses are self employed and will need to ensure that they have adequate cover.
Dr Peter Carter who is Chief Executive & General Secretary of the RCN stated;
Most members won’t notice a change at all, but this ensures that the responsibility for claims rests with those who should be paying – namely the employer – so that we can focus on protecting, representing and supporting members in other work-related and professional legal areas. This means that neither our members nor the RCN will pay the price for underperforming employers.
One of the Insurance Companies that provides cover for Aesthetic Nurses is Hamilton Fraser. They are encouraging nurses affected to ensure that they have adequate cover.
Many Aesthetic Nurses have been saddened by the RCN announcement. It seems that a professional body that is supposed to be supporting nurses are in fact letting them down.