NHS Resolution has appointed a panel of seven legal firms to assist it, if necessary, in managing claims presented under a new Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP).
CNSGP is an indemnity scheme administered by NHS Resolution on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. It covers clinical negligence liabilities for general practice in England that arise as a result of an incident occurring on or after 1st April 2019. NHS Resolution has extensive expertise in clinical negligence, having operated state schemes such as the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) for over 20 years.
The appointment of the panel firms follows a further competition through Lot 1 (Clinical Liabilities) of the Health-related Legal Services Framework.
The seven panel firms are:
A panel of legal firms provides similar support to NHS Resolution to manage claims, if necessary, under CNST.
CNSGP delivers a key component of the GP contract framework from 2019-20 and is expected to contribute to the recruitment and retention of GPs in the future. The scheme provides comprehensive cover to all GPs and their wider practice teams for clinical negligence relating to NHS services occurring from 1st April 2019 provided by general practice.
Further information about CNSGP is available on the website.