NHS: Compensation

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 26 July 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent by the NHS on settling compensation claims in the last 12 months.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Resolution operates both clinical and non-clinical schemes for dealing with claims made against NHS organisations and independent sector providers of National Health Service care in England. Its latest Annual Report, published on 11 July 2019, shows the payments (damages, claimant and defence costs) relating to claims for the financial year 2018-19 was £2,422 million.

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