Professional Indemnity Insurance

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For all BDA Full, Student and Associate Members and SENr registrants, professional indemnity insurance is provided as part of BDA membership for up to £10,000,000 in any one claim.

Why dietitians need P.I Insurance

The UK government introduced legislation in 2014 which requires registrants to have a professional indemnity arrangement in place as a condition of their registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a registered dietitian, it is essential you are covered with Professional Indemnity Insurance, and if you practise without cover, you will be breaking the law.

Your employer may well cover you, but it is important to highlight that they will not support you if they are the ones bringing the action against you. If, for example they deem you to have breached your contract with them, through negligence, or practicing outside your scope or job description, your employer can sue you for damages in the same way you can sue them.

BDA members are protected from the dangers of action being instigated by the employer against the practitioner as membership includes professional indemnity insurance alongside robust industrial relations support through the Trade Union. This ensures completely independent and personalised support and cover.

BDA Member access 

BDA members, log in to your Professional Indemnity Insurance locked page:

  • find out why dietitians need professional indemnity insurance,
  • read more about Public Liability Insurance,
  • access your insurance documentation,
  • receive written proof of your professional indemnity insurance

For more information about the insurance cover BDA members receive, please email BDA Head of Education and Professional Development: Najia Qureshi or call 0121 200 8075.