Figures on the amounts included in the National Audit Summarised Accounts for clinical negligence expenditure for the latest available years are as follows:
National health service summarised accounts for health authorities, NHS trusts and NHS litigation authority
Figures prior to 1996–97 are not available because clinical negligence was not separately identified in the accounts before that date.
Changes to accounting policies mean that these amounts are not directly comparable.
The summarised accounts do not show, and it is therefore not possible to break down, separately what proportion of these figures are for legal fees.