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UK considers new compensation plan for NHS

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 14 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:66
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Victims of clinical negligence in the NHS may be offered speedy settlements with fixed rate payments, in a bid by health ministers to curb the spiralling cost of medical litigation.

    Claimants would still have the right to pursue their cases through the courts, but ministers hope that the prospect of …

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