Claims against Physician Associates (FOI_6417)

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

Please state the number of recorded clinical negligence cases involving physician associates (PA) working in general practice for each of the following calendar years:
– 2019 – 2023

This means the number of cases where the incident took place within the relevant calendar year (rather than when the case was notified to NHSR). I understand that incidents taking place in the first quarter of 2019 come under the ELSGP, meaning this 2019 would include data from both schemes.

If information on professional groups is not routinely captured as a category, please conduct a key word search for ‘physician associate’.

[Clarified on 13 March]

My request does not relate to GPs. It relates to claims which involve physician associates (PAs), which is a separate professional group. I do understand however that some claims may involve multiple members of staff – so my request seeks to capture all those involving PAs.

But the request only relates to incidents occurring within general practice (i.e. solely CNSGP or ELSGP).

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