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NHS Litigation Authority

Department of Health written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Lord Hunt of Kings Heath Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of clinical cases brought against the NHS and managed by the NHS Litigation Authority in each of the past ten years resulted in (1) a finding of liability by the courts, (2) a finding by the courts that there was no liability, (3) a settlement outside court alongside an admission of liability, (4) a settlement outside court with no admission of liability, and (5) some other outcome.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS Resolution, formerly known as the NHS Litigation Authority, manages clinical negligence claims against the National Health Service in England on behalf of member organisations. NHS Resolution has provided the following information:

Clinical claims closed (or settled as a Periodical Payment Order) 2007/08 to 2016/17 as at 31 October 2017 are set out in the attached table due to the size of the data.

In relation to settlements outside court with or without an admission of liability, NHS Resolution has advised that it does not collate details of all cases where admissions were made but it has provided the number of settled cases where a damages payment was awarded or not.

NHS Resolution has advised that there is no ‘other outcome’ for cases.

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