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Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Cause: Failure/Delay Diagnosis

The following information was requested:

1. Can you provide me with data (based on the financial year 2019/2020 in which the claim was paid) arising from a general misdiagnosis (which I believe has the cause code “Failure/Delay
Diagnosis”), where this is either the first or second cause of the claim? Please state the number of successful claims and the total amount of damages paid to settle these claims.

2. If a NHS Trust had ten or more claims paid out within the three year period of 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 where misdiagnosis was either the first or second cause of the claim then please provide the name of the trust and the total value in compensation in relation to those claims and the number of those claims for the three year period?

3. Please provide the three highest figures that have been paid out to patients where claims were found in their favour in 2019/2020 where misdiagnosis was either the first or second cause of the claim?

4. Can you provide me with data (based on the financial year 2019/2020 in which the claim was paid) arising from a general misdiagnosis (which I believe has the cause code “Failure/Delay
Diagnosis”), where this is either the first or second cause of the claim and where “cancer” or “malignant” is in the free write field? Please state the number of successful claims and the total
amount of damages paid to settle these claims.

5. If a NHS Trust had five or more claims paid out in the three year period of 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 where misdiagnosis was either the first or second cause of the claim and where “cancer” or “malignant” is in the free write field then please provide the name of the trust and the total value in compensation in relation to those claims and the number of those claims in the three year period.

6. Please provide the three highest figures that have been paid out to patients where claims were found in their favour in 2019/2020 where misdiagnosis was either the first or second cause of the claim, and where “cancer” or “malignant” is in the free write field?

NOTE:

7. If you have the data for 2020/21 available, please answer Questions 1, 3, 4 and 6 again but this time using the data for claims settled in 2020/21.

8. If you have the data for 2020/21 available, please answer Questions 2 and 5 but please substitute the three year time period in both to become the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21
financial years.

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