L&G appoints medical officer

Jessica Bird

January 6, 2021

Legal & General Insurance has appointed Dr Tarun Gupta (pictured) to the role of medical officer.

Gupta is an NHS GP, clinical commissioner and occupational physician, he will provide medical opinion on complex group risk cases to help improve decision-making and thought leadership on clinical issues.

In addition, Gupta began his career in investment banking with Goldman Sachs before pursuing graduate-entry medicine.

Vanessa Sallows, claims and governance director at Legal & General, said: “I am delighted to welcome Tarun to the group protection team.

“He joins at a time when the NHS primary care sector is seeing monumental change in the way it operates.

“And at a time when occupational health is also shifting focus, becoming more focused on prevention to help meet employer and societal healthcare goals.

“Tarun’s experience here will prove invaluable, as will his ongoing support to the claims team which will include training as well as complex case reviews.”

Tarun added: “I am thrilled to join Legal & General and look forward to working with the underwriting and claims teams as they continue to build on the level of technical expertise they provide their clients and expand their proposition further.

“The demands on clinicians are changing and I believe we all need to have not just up-to-date knowledge of the latest evidence-base for clinical problems, but also a much greater understanding of the macro environment our working age patients face to be truly effective.

“I believe my role in the private sector compliments my NHS work in this context and I look forward to sharing this experience with the team.”

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