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Clinical negligence: NHS paid out £2.4bn last year

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 12 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4688
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Medical defence experts have urged the UK government to hasten reform of the legal process for resolving clinical negligence claims after the latest figures showed that the cost to the NHS in England rose again last year.

Figures published in the annual report of NHS Resolution (formerly the NHS Litigation Authority) show that the NHS paid out £2.4bn (€2.7bn; $3bn) on …

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