A National Audit Office report on managing the costs of clinical negligence in NHS trusts states that the costs are significant and rising fast. It argues that the Government needs to take a stronger and more integrated approach to managing and reigning in costs across the health and justice systems. It also suggests that NHS Resolution should work more closely with the Solicitors Regulation Authority over firms found to be overcharging.
National Audit Office
Subject: Negligence, Administration of justice, Health, Legal Profession
Keywords: Clinical negligence; Costs; Fees; Government administration; NHS trusts; Public expenditure; Solicitors