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NHS Negligence

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 938W, on NHS negligence, how much of the total premium for 2009-10 will be collected (a) from each NHS trust and (b) in respect of each type of claim. (257741)

We do not know how much will be collected from individual national health service trusts because the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is still in the process of calculating actual contributions. Risk management assessments, which can discount an individual member's contribution, are still being carried out. Data on actual amounts collected will be available after 1 April 2009.

In respect of each type of claim, the NHSLA have supplied the following table. This shows the breakdown of the estimated global contribution of £713 million for 2009-10 by the NHSLA's risk categories that claims fall into.

(£)

Risk Category

Total contribution

Nursing and other

372,315

Low1

5,217,893

Psychiatry/Mental Health

14,350,759

Medium1

20,597,730

High1

91,888,822

Ambulance

3,258,790

Neurosurgery

10,335043

Neurology

7,775,245

Trauma and orthopaedics

50,727,480

Accident and emergency

45,846,498

General surgery

52,080,154

Anaesthetics

18,032,986

Obstetrics

392,516,185

Total

713,000,000

1 These cover a range of over 100 specific risk categories