Claims made by people in prison (FOI_6573)

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management Specialty: HM Prison Medical/dental

The following information was requested:

1. The number of clinical negligence claims were made by people in prison (i.e. people held in prison at the time of the alleged negligence), where damages were paid out for the financial years 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22, 22/23? Please provide the information broken down by financial year.

2. The total amount of damages paid in relation to these claims? Please break this down into general damages, special damages and legal costs for each of the financial years in 1 above.

3. For the financial years stated in 1 above, please provide a breakdown of the primary cause of damages, where a claim has been made where a payment(s) was/were made using the cause codes used in the NHS Resolution’s electronic case management system as set out in the ‘Speciality-injury-and-cause-codes.xlsx’ spreadsheet).

4. For the financial years listed in 1 above please confirm which ten NHS Trusts have had the most number of claims made against them by people held in prison (at the time of the alleged negligence), where a payment of damages has been made? For each of these ten trusts please provide (i) the name of the trust, (ii) the number of claims paid out and (iii) the total value of the damages and costs paid out in those claims.

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