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Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd

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FSP No.: 21144
Tel: 0860 NATMED (628633)
29 Sixth Street
PO Box 786405
Natmed Medical Defence has been arranging and creating medical malpractice products in South Africa for over 18 years.
As a specialised and a leading local organiser of medical malpractice insurance, we are able to protect private medical facilities and practitioners alike.
Natmed strives to secure affordable indemnity cover, for all specialists and especially for obstetricians, gynaecologists and neurosurgeons, who all benefit from our advance practice and performance management support.
This includes ease of access, unique online and 24/7 service delivery. We are distinguished by our vast knowledge base, personal & online efficiency, and legal prowess, our reliance on top, experienced local and international specialist insurers and our commitment to our clients.
From 01 April 2018 DONALD DINNIE joined Natmed group of Companies as the Group CEO. Donald has a long association with Natmed as its lead external legal counsel. He joined Natmed from the renowned global legal firm Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa where he was CEO and previously Head of their Disputes Practice. Besides immediate access to our internal legal team, which now benefits from Donald’s extensive experience in Insurance and Medical Malpractice law and the Insurance and Medical industries, litigation is handled by experienced attorneys at leading South African law firms, to ensure that our medical practitioners and hospitals always have timeous and effective legal assistance in the event of a claim, or complaint or any issues with professional bodies.
Doctors can request insurance quotations at, where premiums are calculated by the insurer for each individual and tailored to them and their practice. The policy provides, on application, a free extended reporting period subject to terms and conditions, for an initial period of three years. Doctors can thereafter extend this cover annually on application (subject to prevailing underwriting criteria and premium payment).
As the most specialised medical malpractice insurance brokerage in South Africa, we have dedicated the past 18 years to developing and refining the medical malpractice products obtained by Natmed Medical Defence from various leading insurers. We are relentless in our drive to improve the industry for the benefit of all.
In this respect, we are more than a brokerage.  We develop programmes designed to actively influence positive behaviour in the industry, which assists in managing the costs of malpractice premiums and of medical schemes, effectively limiting cost inflation whilst backing up this work with meaningful support and educational programmes for medical practitioners and facilities alike.
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Icon Natmed releases the Second Edition of its Medical Defence Review
22 Jul 19 | Read More »
Natmed is proud to announce the release of the Second Edition of Natmed’s Medical Defence Review. This unique publication contains a review of case law and other developments in the medical malpractice industry and is an essential tool in keeping healthcare ...
Icon Minors, blood tranfusions and the court
17 Jul 19 | Read More »
The media recently reported on the case of Durban boy whose life was saved after his paediatrician went to court, on an urgent basis, to approve life-saving blood transfusions for him. The court made an interim order allowing the boy to receive blood transfusions, when ...
Icon Wrongful birth, Wrongful life and Wrongful pregnancy: What’s the difference and who can sue who: Part 1
17 Jul 19 | Read More »
By Bronwyn Mc Arthur and Dominique Spies (see their bios below). Obstetrics claims, which have been as high as R55 million on the court papers lodged, are often misunderstood and sometimes feared when they ought not to be. It is useful to understand where medical malpractice ...
Icon Understanding non-disclosure
17 Jul 19 | Read More »
It is sometimes, incorrectly, thought that mere non-disclosure by an insured of any fact/s entitles the insurer to avoid the insurance policy. This is not so. The non-disclosure, or if it is a positive false disclosure, the misrepresentation, must be wrongful. It is not ...
Icon The NHI, funding healthcare and medico-legal claims
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With the publication of the National Health Insurance Bill, proposed amendments to the Medical Schemes Act, and the anticipation of amendments to another 12 or so pieces of legislation needed to implement National Health Insurance, a review of the funding of medico-legal ...
Icon Managing the medical malpractice litigation crush
08 Jul 19 | Read More »
Readers will have read of the enormous pressure placed on both the public and private healthcare sectors by an ever-increasing number of medical malpractice claims and quantum of awards or settlements of those claims. The contingent liability of the Provincial Health Departments ...
Icon The practice of “Defensive Medicine” grows alongside the rise of medical malpractice claims
29 Aug 18 | Read More »
        Aneesa Bodiat, Head of Legal  Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd           The number of medical malpractice claims in South Africa is rising at an alarming rate, and along with this trend is the ...
Icon When we work is often as important as how we work
28 Aug 18 | Read More »
        Aneesa Bodiat*, Head of Legal  Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd           Doctors should be wary of afternoons, because this is when most medical mistakes happen. Bestselling author Daniel ...
Icon Natmed Medical Defence Releases the First Issue of their Medical Defence Review
24 Aug 18 | Read More »
Johannesburg: Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd, a leading South African Medical Malpractice Insurance Broker, has released the first issue of Natmed’s Medical Defence Review. This is a review of case law and other developments within the medical malpractice industry ...
Icon Securing your Passwords
20 Aug 18 | Read More »
    Keenan Singh, Software Developer Natmed Medical Defence (Pty) Ltd       Many people have trouble remembering passwords, and as a result they use easy passwords or reuse the same passwords across multiple websites. The reuse of ...
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