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Pilot scheme is launched to resolve disputes with NHS through mediation

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5050 (Published 06 August 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5050
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A new pilot scheme has been launched in England to try to resolve clinical negligence claims by mediation rather than litigation.

The NHS Litigation Authority, which announced the scheme on 5 August, hopes that the initiative will resolve claims more quickly and avoid the high costs to both sides of going to law. The pilot will offer mediation in cases involving the death of a child or an elderly person or a dispute over …

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