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Abstract
The NHSLA handles negligence claims and works to improve risk management practices in the NHS. They are also responsible for resolving disputes between practitioners and primary care trusts, giving advice to the NHS on human rights case law and handling equal pay claims on behalf of the NHS.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Litigation
Variables
Payments made, claims received, claims, incidents, total matters
Keywords
Litigation, claims, risk management, FHS appeal, finance, appeals
Identifier Variables
PCT, SHA
Economic/Subject Categories
Litigation, Patient safety
Area of Health System
Other
Data Available
Socio-economic
Data collecting organization (s)
NHSLA
Data Type
Administrative
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Unit of Analysis
Aggregate
Sample
Varies each year. In 2008/09, 6,080 claims of clinical negligence and 3,743 claims of non-clinical negligence against NHS bodies were received by the Authority, up from 5,470 claims of clinical negligence and 3,380 claims of non-clinical negligence in 2007/08. £769 million was paid in connection with clinical negligence claims during 2008/09, up from £633 million in 2007/08.
Availability
NHS Litigation Authority
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.nhsla.com/Publications/ (Click on NHSLA factsheet for statistics)
Contact
http://www.nhsla.com/ContactUs/
Publications
Paul Fenn, Stephen Diacon, Alastair Gray, Ron Hodges, Neil Rickman. Current cost of medical negligence in NHS hospitals: analysis of claims database. BMJ 2000;320:1567-1571