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Breast cancer

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Injury: Cancer Specialty: Oncology

The following information was requested:

On the 10th November 2017, as a response to my Freedom of Information Request (FOI_3114), Corporate Governance Officer of NHS Resolution kindly sent information to me about all clinical negligence claims made since 1st January 2002 up to 30th September 2017 against the NHS by women diagnosed with breast cancer.

This information has proven both very useful and very informative.

This information was updated (FOI_3467) within the new data protection legislation on the 17th November 2018 for claims from 30th September 2017 to 31st March 2018. I now require a further update from 31st March 2018 to the present day.

Due to the fact that breast cancer has been logged on your computerised system in many different ways using very different terminology [you have] used the following search criteria to locate the claims.

  1. All ‘breast cancer’ CNST claims (including DH legacy claims with an incident date >= 01/04/1995) notified to NHS Resolution / NHS Litigation Authority since 2001/02 )
  2. Selection based on incident description including the words ‘breast’ or ‘mastectomy’ or ‘mammogram’ and ‘injury’ including the words ‘cancer’ or ‘tumour’
  3. Also includes claims where ‘breast’ is in the ‘incident details’ alongside the words ‘lump’ or ‘carcinoma’ or ‘FNA’ or ‘biopsy’ or ‘tumour’ or ‘cancer’ or ‘clinic’ or ’tissue’

Under the Freedom of Information legislation, I would like to update the information I have already received. I would therefore be grateful if you would use the search criteria above so that any new information is comparable. 

I would like the information organised in a similar way to that supplied (FOI_3467), which I have attached to this email. In fact, if it easier just to update her information so that it runs from the 31 March 2018 to the present day then this would be absolutely fine.

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