NHS Litigation Authority
In addition it:
- has developed an active risk management programme to raise NHS standards and reduce incidence of negligence
- monitors human rights case law on behalf of the NHS
- co-ordinates claims for equal pay in the NHS
- handles Family Health Service appeals (i.e. disputes between doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists and NHS Primary Care Trusts) (since April 2005).
In 2004-5 the Authority dealt with 5,609 claims of clinical negligence and 3,766 of non-clinical negligence. About 38% of claims are abandoned by the claimant, and about 43% are settled out of court. In 2004-5 £502.9 million was paid out in respect of clinical negligence claims, and £25.1 million in respect of non-clinical negligence.
Mr Ian Dilks is Chair of the Authority, having taken up his appointment on 1 April 2014 for a three year term of office.
- "NHS Litigation Authority: Report and accounts 2012/13". NHS Litigation Authority. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
- "NHS Litigation Authority: Who we are and what we do". NHS Litigation Authority. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
- "National Clinical Assessment Service to become part of the NHS Litigation Authority on 1 April 2013". National Clinical Assessment Service. 22 March 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
- "New Chair appointed to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) Board" (Press release). NHS Litigation Authority. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.