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Working as a clinical dietitian or nutritionist can be incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling vocation, especially when you’re working on a freelance or contract basis in a hospital, clinic, long-term care facility or other such institution as it enables you to do the work you love on your own terms.

However, while you might love the flexibility, it’s also important to make sure you have the right nutritionist insurance that offers coverage to help your career flourish.

In 2014, the UK government introduced legislation which requires all professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to be covered by professional indemnity insurance. If you practise without dietitian insurance you will be breaking the law.

From protecting yourself against allegations or negligence to covering yourself in the event of illness, Caunce O’Hara can help you build a tailored insurance policy for your circumstances.

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What Insurance Do I Need?

Choosing the right level of cover is simple with our range of insurance policies. We offer:

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance

    Professional indemnity insurance can cover you for mistakes including professional negligence, unintentional breaches of confidentiality, breach of contract or practising outside your job description.

    Even if an employer does cover you for professional indemnity, they will not support you if they were the ones to bring a claim against you. Thus dietitian insurance is important to protect yourself in every circumstance.

    Our policy provides cover from £50,000 to £5,000,000.

  • Business Combined Insurance

    A popular type of insurance for nutritionist professionals is business combined insurance. This is a comprehensive package aimed to protect you if you do operate as a nutritionist business, providing you with all of the necessary liability cover for office equipment including computers and mobile phones.

    Our business combined insurance includes:

    • Public liability
    • Directors and Officers
    • Employer’s Liability
    • Office Contents

    This provides comprehensive cover for a number of situations that might arise as a dietitian or nutritionist professional.

  • Personal Accident & Sickness Insurance

    Working on a contract basis can offer you a great flexibility in terms of working hours and freedom to take your career in new directions. However, sick pay is typically not included and illness can thus lead to significant loss of income. Personal Accident and Sickness insurance can be the perfect safety net when you need it the most.

    It provides the peace of mind that you will always be able to cover your core costs and financial responsibilities. Illness can never be planned, so it helps to be prepared.

  • Travel Insurance

    Contract workers are far more likely to travel for work than their full-time counterparts. Especially as you may be travelling to work at a number of different institutions across your region as a nutritionist or dietitian, with all of the specialist equipment this entails.

    Travel insurance from Caunce O’Hara provides comprehensive cover for business and personal trips throughout the UK and around the world.

  • Tax Enquiry & Legal Expenses

    A policy to cover defence costs in the case of a tax enquiry or HMRC investigation can be essential as a contract worker. After all, when you are responsible for your own tax return it can be an all too easy to make a mistake. The repercussions of these mistakes, however, can be quite costly and as such insurance for nutritionists is essential.

    At Caunce O’Hara our customers also have access to a 24/7, free, legal advice. There for you whatever the circumstances; from contract disputes to tax discrepancies, you can be assured that our nutritionist insurance covers your needs.

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