on the Future of OH nursing / Technicians and the Single
input matters! - This survey will close on 31 October 2014 If you have not already responded to this survey can we
invite you to do so now. CLICK NOW to complete the survey which will only take a
The aim of the survey is to determine how OH nursing
moves forward following the recent vote to create the single organisation. The
survey responses will be used to gain an understanding of the direction OH
nurses and Technicians think our profession should take. Our goal is to hear the
views from as many nurses and technicians about forming a single organisation to
represent OH Nurses or Technicians, as well as your views of what the
organisation should provide for its membership. Now that the National School of
Occupational Health has been launched, we would also like to know your
expectations of this organisation.
Your information is completely confidential. Only group
summary data will be compiled and reported. We appreciate your time and effort
in providing this requested and valuable information. Your participation will
help us gain some valuable insight and understanding upon what OH nurses and
colleagues would like going forward.
Your input and opinions are greatly appreciated. Please
click on the link below to answer the questions regardless of whether or not you
have any experience or interest in this topic - it's important that we hear all
sides. The survey should only take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to answer the
This project is funded by one of the Directors of the
AOHNP who feels greater insight into your views is necessary.
The survey will close on 31 October 2014.
Membership and Insurance
AOHNP membership £66 pa (£33 pa for students and £55 pa for
Benefits - Regional and national
support and advice, specialist advisory network, dissemination of information
via the website, newsletter and online networks, professional develop events
and other resources and representation on various bodies.
Insurance premiums are based on risk and previous claim
history and different insurance provider apply them in different ways. They may
set premiums for whole sectors of people i.e. health or for groups within the
sector i.e. occupational health. Some may only provide some services for
employed practitioners and some may also cover employing practitioners, with an
increase in premium due to additional potential liability.
The RCN scheme does not cover you if you are employed under a contract of employment. This is because in
those circumstances the employer is vicariously liable for the actions of the
OH nurse; claims are inevitably directed against the employer in those
circumstances (i.e. the employee has been negligent in the course of her
employment); hence the employer will ordinarily have an appropriate indemnity
arrangement in place for the negligence of employees; and this cover will
generally satisfy the requirements of the NMC, for example. The RCN scheme
continues to provide cover for self-employed nurses, provided that they satisfy
the remaining rules of the scheme. Full details of the RCN scheme rules may be
found on the RCN website.
It is important that you are certain of your employment
status and that you do have appropriate cover. We are fortunate to have a
close working relationship with Unite who offer professional
indemnity insurance http://www.unitetheunion.org/contactus/.
Some members get business
insurance (Medipro) and professional indemnity insurance through Brett and
Randall. Joanne Salt of Brett and
Randall is happy to talk to members and advise on individual
circumstances (email@example.com). http://brettandrandall.co.uk/corporate/medipro/
The MDU offer professional indemnity cover (I personally use
the MDU, with a separate business insurance policy) and clinical advice for
their members, but do not cover what they consider to be employment issues.
There is certainly no ‘one size fits all’ answer to
insurance cover for OH professionals - it not only depends on your employment
status, but what sort of work you are doing as to what cover is best for
Professional Development Director