NHS: Negligence

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Lord Dobbs Lord Dobbs Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many medical negligence court cases were settled by the NHS in each year between 2007 and 2017; and what was the total cost of those cases.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Resolution handles clinical negligence claims on behalf of National Health Service organisations and independent sector providers of NHS care in England.

NHS Resolution has provided the following information.

A table showing the number of clinical claims closed or settled as a Periodical Payment Order between 2007/08 and 2016/17 which have gone to trial as at 28 February 2018, is attached due to the size of the data.

HL6232 table (Word Document, 22.56 KB)

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