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Maternity Services: Negligence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48341, tabled on 18 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on maternity litigation claims in 2018-19.

Answered on

2 June 2020

NHS Resolution manages clinical negligence and other claims against the National Health Service in England.

NHS Resolution spent £952 million on clinical negligence claims relating to NHS maternity services in 2018/19. This represented around 40% of total clinical negligence spend relating to NHS services in 2018/19.

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