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 firm banked PS28.3m from the NHSLA nationally last year - the most of any one firm from the figures.
'This is before the NHSLA took over dealing with litigation on behalf of the NHS three years ago.
"It is good to see that the NHSLA is increasing its focus on improving patient safety but much more could and should be done to reduce the number of avoidable errors.
Conservative MP Bacon said: "The Society Clinical Injury Lawyers Richard ociety of yers say in many cases it is the NHSLA and trusts that drive costs.
One dispute saw the NHSLA billed PS80,000 by lawyers while the patient was awarded just PS1,000.
The firm also acted for the NHSLA and County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust in relation to a claim for alleged clinical negligence in the treatment and management of the claimant's osteomyelitis, which was dismissed in its entirety.
Changes to the Scheme may have potentially significant consequences for the trust, and we're working through these with our legal advisers, our commis- sioners and the NHSLA."
"One of the burning issues that got us excited relates to the NHSLA, where the trusts in the North-east are shelling out a fortune and, in fact, the level of premiums exceeds the amounts we are paying out in claims," he said.
These claims resulted in settlements totalling [pounds sterling] 863million in 2010/11 (NHSLA 2011).
A spokeswoman for Liverpool Women's NHS Trust confirmed Mr Rowland no longer worked at the hospital, and said the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) was progressing the claims.
Now the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) has offered them pounds 500 compensation for the mix-up.
Clients include the NHSLA, Marketform Managing Agency and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS FT.