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NHS: Negligence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 68981, tabled on 3 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much he has spent on NHS negligence claims over the last 12 months.

Answered on

9 November 2021

NHS Resolution (NHSR) manages clinical negligence and other claims against the NHS in England.

NHSR has provided the following information:

The total cost of clinical negligence claims in the financial year 2020/21 was £2,209.3 million. The table below shows the breakdown of these costs:

Cost

£ Million

Damages Paid to Claimants

£1609.8m

Claimant Legal Costs

£448.1m

NHS Legal Costs

£151.4m

TOTAL

£2209.3m

Note: the latest figures available from NHS Resolution relate to the 2020/21 financial year.