NHS Litigation Authority


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NHS Litigation Authority

A special health authority which handles negligence claims made against NHS bodies in England, and has an active risk management programme to help raise standards of care in the NHS and reduce the number of incidents leading to claims. The Authority is also responsible for resolving disputes between practitioners and primary care trusts, advising the NHS on human rights case law and handling equal pay claims on behalf of the NHS.
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And the service has been rated as "low risk" by the NHS Litigation Authority itself, hospital bosses reassured.
The latest figures were obtained from the NHS Litigation Authority, the organisation which handles negligence claims on behalf of all NHS bodies in the North East.
The team was recently re-appointed by the NHS Litigation Authority and secured other key clients including NHS England, NHS Shared Business Services and St John Ambulance.
The NHS Litigation Authority, commenting on behalf of the dissolved Preston Trust, said last night: "Compensation has been agreed with the family which will assist in meeting the claimant's current and future care needs for life.
The shocking figures, published by the NHS Litigation Authority, show the Trust had to spend another PS3.
6m in clinical negligence compensation in 2013/14, according to the NHS Litigation Authority, and spent PS262,000 on lawyers' fees.
NHS Litigation Authority figures show there were 142 payouts last year, averaging PS32,000 per case, with 358 currently in assessment.
In 2012/13 the NHS Litigation Authority, the body that deals with claims against hospitals, FORKED out a total of PS11,543,140 for incidents involving the two hospitals.
The NHS Litigation Authority (~NHS LA~) is proposing to establish a framework on behalf of itself and the bodies in section VI.
Our performance is rigorously monitored by a number of independent regulatory bodies, including the Care Quality Commission, the NHS Litigation Authority and Monitor, which has specific oversight of foundation trusts.
According to the NHS Litigation Authority 6,080 claims of clinical negligence against NHS bodies were received in 2008/9, up from 5,470 claims in 2007/08.