NHS: Civil Proceedings

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent by (a) Health Education England and (b) Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust on (i) legal fees and (ii) other costs associated with defending legal action brought by Dr Chris Day.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department is aware that Dr Chris Day took legal action against Health Education England (HEE) and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, between 2014-18, which was settled on the basis of him withdrawing the claim.

HEE spent a total of £433,000.00 on legal fees and costs, which includes £55,000, which was previously agreed legal costs to Dr Chris Day.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust spent a total of £285,500.00 plus VAT in legal fees and does not have any other associated costs.

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