NHS Injury Benefits Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th May 2019.

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications for permanent injury benefit under the NHS Injury Benefits Scheme have been made in each year since 2002; and what proportion of those applications have been successful.

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The NHS Business Services Authority is responsible for the administration of the NHS Injury Benefits Scheme on behalf of the Secretary of State. The following table shows the number of applications for permanent injury benefit under the NHS Injury Benefits Scheme received by the NHS Business Services Authority in each scheme year since 2002.

Year

Number of Cases Received

2002

678

2003

710

2004

765

2005

584

2006

465

2007

349

2008

524

2009

520

2010

381

2011

312

2012

301

2013

208

2014

212

2015

176

2016

106

2017

77

2018

94

2019

18

Information is not held in the format requested on the number of successful applications, and it would incur disproportionate cost to the NHS Business Services Authority to interrogate individual member records to produce this data.

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