Support groups require different levels of insurance cover depending on their constitution and what they do
As a general rule, it is better to have some insurance to cover public liability and also employer’s liability to cover volunteers helping your group. This cover doesn’t have to be expensive.
If you are a Partner group of Prostate Cancer UK, it is likely that you will have some cover, so check with them.
Unfortunately, we are not able to recommend a specific insurance policy (as we are not legally allowed to give insurance advice) but if you would like to discuss what options are available, please call 0300 365 4080.
If you are holding a PSA testing event, you will certainly require insurance particularly to cover taking blood (sometimes referred to as “needlestick injuries” in insurance jargon).
If you are working with a third party to do the PSA testing eg Graham Fulford or the Lions Club, then discuss it with them first as their insurance may cover the event.
If you plan to organise it yourselves, here are some of the key points:
One broker we are aware of who understands about these events is Towergate MIA. You can call either Adrian Bonas on 029 2044 4555 firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Burns on 02920 444571 email@example.com. We do not endorse this company and do not receive any commission from them but it is certainly a starting point for you.
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