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NHS: Negligence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 88854, tabled on 11 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on medication errors in each year from 2005 to 2019 inclusive.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 September 2020

NHS Resolution handles clinical negligence claims on behalf of National Health Service organisations and independent sector providers of NHS care in England.

NHS Resolution has provided the following information:

The following table shows the total value of payments made by NHS Resolution in respect of medication errors in financial years 2005/06 to 2019/20 on behalf of NHS organisations in England.

Financial Year

Costs (£)

2005/06

6,343,218

2006/07

10,842,247

2007/08

6,697,492

2008/09

8,236,777

2009/10

11,331,735

2010/11

13,592,393

2011/12

14,034,990

2012/13

12,497,449

2013/14

12,781,351

2014/15

14,450,193

2015/16

13,113,869

2016/17

21,379,362

2017/18

25,847,450

2018/19

22,915,002

2019/20

24,299,533

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