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NHS: Personal Injury Claims

Health written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Labour, Makerfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total recovered by the NHS was in respect of recovery of treatment costs in personal injury claims for each case type in each of the last three financial years; how many cases this represented in each case type in each such year; and what the total costs were that were not recovered as a result of the maximum cap on recovery.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is in the following tables:

1: NHS Recoveries by liability type
£
  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Clinical negligence 180,440 607,134 1,341,236
Employer 5,960,820 13,661,251 17,710,402
Motor 123,351,651 130,673,295 131,352,977
Other 225,610 340,993 581,020
Public 5,259,012 12,633,411 18,012,614
Liability not yet known 23,091 62,137 51,933
Total 135,000,624 157,978,221 169,050,181
2: Volume of NHS Recovery payments by liability type
  2008-09 2009-10 2010-11
Clinical negligence 64 218 475
Employer 7,636 15,942 20,171
Motor 145,564 151,439 147,244
Other 161 324 467
Public 6,354 13,962 18,947
Liability not yet known 25 63 71
Total 159,804 181,948 187,375
3: Total costs not recovered as a result of the maximum cap on recovery
  £
2008-09 10,500,891
2009-10 9,827,847
2010-11 10,153,651
Notes: 1. and 2. The data reflect the total value of NHS Recoveries (including Ambulance Charges) received by the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) relating to the NHS Injury Costs Recovery scheme for Trusts in England between 1 April 2008—31 March 2011 and the volume of cases these recoveries relate to. More than one payment may be received per case and each is counted separately. Cases where no payment was made are not included. Data are shown by year of payment. 3. The data reflect the total In Patient costs that were not recovered as a result of the maximum cap on recovery relating to Trusts in England. This reflects cases where a final settlement has been received within the relevant financial year, the NHS charges have been fully recovered, the maximum cap has been reached and the difference between the overall treatment costs and recovery value calculated.

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