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Correction to NHS Resolution’s written evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee (HSCSC) on the safety of maternity services in England

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NHS Resolution has written to the HSCSC to correct an error in its written submission to the committee. A copy of the letter is here.

The correction amends reference to the cost of maternity claims in 2019/20. NHS Resolution’s written submission of 14 September 2020  stated:

‘In 2019/20 NHS Resolution paid out £2.3 billion in compensation and associated costs for maternity claims equating to 40% of payments overall. The estimated compensation costs of maternity incidents during the 19/20 year under our main indemnity scheme, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) is £8.3 billion, of which 69% relates to maternity’

The corrected statement reads:

‘In 2019/20 NHS Resolution paid out £2.3 billion in compensation and associated costs, with maternity claims equating to 40% of payments. The estimated compensation cost of incidents during the 19/20 year under our main indemnity scheme, the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) is £8.3 billion, of which 69% relates to maternity’.

The relevant figures can be found in figure 19 of NHS Resolution’s Annual report and accounts 2019/20 on page 74 .