Early Notification Scheme

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FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:


Please accept this email as my request for information in respect of the NHS Resolution’s Early Notification Scheme.

From 1 April 2017 NHS Resolution members have been required to report (to the Early Notification Scheme) all maternity incidents of potentially severe brain injury within 30 days of the event.

Q1. How many reports have there been since that time?

Q2. Have families been sign-posted to specialist clinical negligence lawyers under the remit of this scheme?

Q3. If so, how many?

Q4. Does a panel or list exist (either informally or informally) enabling families being supported in the ENScheme to access specialist clinical negligence lawyers for advice and support?

Q5. If this panel or list exists, please provide a copy.

Q6. If the panel or list exists, please provide the application/membership/procurement criteria.

Q7. If the panel or list does not exist, what criteria is being used to sign-post families.


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