I am delighted to report that yesterday, 26 February 2015, the Medical Protection Society issued the following clarification to their previous advice on provision of cover for UK doctors working temporarily elsewhere in the EU.:
"further to a review by our Risk Department, MPS will continue to offer indemnity to members accompanying individuals on a Lourdes pilgrimage subject to the following conditions:-
· Your indemnity extends only to treatment of members of the organised group that you are accompanying.
· Indemnity is available in relation to matters brought in your home jurisdiction only.
· Different territories may have different legal, regulatory or licensing requirements that need to be met to allow a doctor to practice medicine in that territory. It remains your responsibility to ensure that you meet any such requirements."
In essence, I believe this is the same cover as previously provided albeit with certain clarifications.