OCCURRENCE INDEMNITY INSURANCE
COMPLAINTS AND
DISCIPLINARY SERVICE
24/7 LOCAL
EXPERT ADVICE
OUTSTANDING RISK &
BEST PRACTICE
EDUCATION
WHAT MEDISEC
IS COMMITTED TO
CONSENT TO SETTLE

It is such a difficult time for doctors and your patients and we are very much aware of the pressurised circumstances everyone is working under. Medisec wishes you all well during these challenging times and please be assured of our continued support.

Due to public health advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), in the interests of public and staff safety, we have taken the decision to close our office and our staff members will work remotely.  We can assure you that we will continue to provide a full service for our members and we remain available 24/7 to answer any query you may have. If you are already liaising with our team members, they will be in contact with you directly.

In the interim, please avoid sending membership applications directly to our office by post.

We will remain working remotely until further notice in line with public health advices. We will facilitate urgent face to face consultations as necessary.

Ruth Shipsey, CEO: 087 264 8245

Jennifer Connolly, CFO: 086 1633 221

Suzanne Browne, COO: 087 230 5425

Niall Rooney, Consultant Lead Counsel: 086 781 5615

Aisling Timoney, GP Lead Counsel: 085 780 8018

Dr Mary Davin Power, Senior Clinic Risk Advisor: 087 225 7517

Medico-Legal Advisory Queries:

All in house counsel together with CEO and Clinic Risk Advisor are available to answer medico legal queries. During the week we adopt the following rota:

Mondays: Claire Cregan and Sile O’Dowd
Tuesdays: Dee Duffy, Claire Cregan and Sile O’Dowd
Wednesdays: Sile O’Dowd and Claire Cregan
Thursdays: Liam Heffernan and Dee Duffy
Fridays: Liam Heffernan, Claire Cregan, Dee Duffy and Sile O’Dowd

Ruth Shipsey, CEO: 087 264 8245
Niall Rooney, Consultant Lead Counsel: 086 781 5615
Aisling Timoney, GP Lead Counsel: 085 780 8018
Dee Duffy, Legal Counsel: 087 933 6057
Claire Cregan, Legal Counsel: 086 606 4513

Liam Heffernan, Legal Counsel: 086 033 1299

Sile O’Dowd, Legal Counsel:  086 031 5238
Dr Mary Davin Power, Senior Clinical Risk Advisor: 087 225 7517

Membership Queries:
Barbara Doyle: 089 614 7862
Andrew Merriman: 086 835 2130
Scott Fitzgerald: 085 246 0471
Danielle Gannon, Front of House Administrator: 089 603 2103
Finance Queries:
Jennifer Connolly, CFO: 086 1633 221

Occurrence professional indemnity insurance
from MedPro

From 01 July 2020, all medical practitioners joining Medisec will enjoy absolute peace of mind with occurrence professional indemnity insurance underwritten by MedPro.

With an occurrence policy, your cover doesn’t end when the policy ends. Instead, the limits remain available to pay future claims for claims arising from professional services rendered during the policy period. This means that – unlike a claims-made policy – if you take a career break or retire, there’s no need to buy tail cover.

Medisec members have the additional security of contractual insurance, as opposed to relying on discretionary cover. With discretionary cover, it is up to a Medical Defence Organisation (MDO)’s discretion to indemnify a specific claim, with cover being granted or denied on a case by case basis. Unlike membership with a MDO, insurance provides true certainty of cover, as there is a legally binding contract in place.

Put together, occurrence cover provided through an insurance contract gives Medisec members the strongest protection available.

Above all, Medisec members will benefit from the unsurpassed financial strength and expertise of MedPro. MedPro is a division of Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance DAC (“BHEI”), based in Dublin, authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and rated AA+ by S&P. The MedPro division is exclusively focused on healthcare, bringing dedicated expertise for clinical risks.

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COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINARY SERVICE

Our members have peace of mind because we offer a contractual Complaints and Disciplinary service and our in-house legal team will expertly advise members throughout the process. We only work with select external healthcare counsel and the top experts who have the best experience, empathy and professionalism to guide and support our members through medico-legal challenges.

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24/7 LOCAL EXPERT ADVICE

We are available 24/7 and members have unlimited talk time with our expert team of in-house lawyers and clinical risk advisors on medical, ethical or legal queries that may arise in practice. We respond to 98% of queries on the same day and answer thousands of calls annually. Our work is supported by our Clinical Advisory Panel which reviews developments in practice and advises on risk mitigation, education and queries relating to scope of practice.

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OUTSTANDING RISK & BEST PRACTICE EDUCATION

Medisec focuses on risk management and educational initiatives to help members meet best practice standards in the interests of patient safety, and to reduce the frequency of claims and complaints.

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MEDISEC IS COMMITTED TO:

  • supporting and advising our members with round-the-clock focused advice on the medico-legal and ethical challenges of practice
  • assisting members with complaints, investigations and disciplinary issues at a challenging time of their career
  • providing education to members on best practice and risk mitigation so as to promote optimum care for patients
  • arranging the best and most competitive professional indemnity insurance for members
  • ensuring that members are taken care of from the moment they take up their first stethoscope to retirement and beyond.

Our business arrangement with MedPro will enhance the depth of expert knowledge and resources available to members.

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