NHS reveals latest Clinical Negligence claims stats

NHS reveals latest Clinical Negligence claims stats

26th February 2018

The latest statistics for clinical negligence claims have been published by NHS Resolution, formerly the NHS Litigation Authority, in its newest annual report.

With the costs that relate to clinical negligence claims under greater scrutiny than ever before, it’s an interesting read.

The headline statistic is that claims have continued to rise, and are reflective of an overstretched NHS under increasing pressure to make funding go further. There were 17,338 claims brought in 2016-17, of which 9,675 (55.8 per cent) resulted in damages being awarded.

Meanwhile 67.8 per cent of claims were settled without court proceedings being issued – the majority of these resulted in no damages being awarded.

Key Clinical Negligence statistics (UK)

This chart shows the breakdown

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