Medical indemnity update:

Although the medical defence organisations have indicated that they will continue to provide medical indemnity for members going to Lourdes the situation remains unclear as to whether seperate, insurance-based, cover is also needed.  The possibility that formal registration with the Conseil National de l'Ordre des Medecins might be necessary has also been raised.  These issues are addressed in greater detail in the March Newsletter.

In the meantime, for anyone going to Lourdes in a clinical capacity, it is essential that they inform their defence organisation in advance in order to avail of such cover as is provided, and highly advisable that, as a regulatory measure, they register with the Bureau Medical in Lourdes on arrival.