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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The NHS Litigation Authority 2016 Report says it has put aside PS56.
However, the trusts do not pay their own medical negligence bills, as the body known as NHS Litigation Authority provides them with indemnity cover.
A report published by the NHS Litigation Authority in October 2016 concluded that having a baby under the NHS was very safe but acknowledged that more training was required to reduce accidental injuries.
Ms Lee is a legal chair for the Taxation Disciplinary Board, the Phone-paid Services Authority, the Family Health Services Appeals Unit of the NHS Litigation Authority and the General Medical Council.
We are working with the NHS Litigation Authority to set up a protocol where each case is handled as effectively and sensitively as possible.
The NHS Litigation Authority paid out a total PS10million after it admitted failings - double the figure of three years ago.
The NHS Litigation Authority, which supplied the figures and makes payouts to affected patients, said it was not possible to reveal how many people were harmed in any one year.
Last month the NHS Litigation Authority announced that clinical negligence liability for hospitals had almost doubled to PS56bn and this amount is set to rise.
Healthcare specialist Jake Edward carries out clinical negligence defence work on behalf of the NHS Litigation Authority and NHS Trusts.
MPs have called for an urgent inquiry into record costs revealed in a report by the NHS Litigation Authority, which provides cover for claims against the service.
The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which handles negligence claims for hospitals, has admitted a number of mistakes were made by hospital staff.
The NHS Litigation Authority pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety legislation and was fined PS40,000 and ordered to pay PS15,000 costs at Portsmouth Crown Court yesterday.