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Cancer patients before and during the pandemic

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Injury: Cancer

The following information was requested:

Could you please supply me with the following information concerning clinical and medical negligence complaints from cancer patients before and during the pandemic?

1. What guidance, if any, is given on medical negligence complaints, particularly from cancer patients, and the basis on which they can be rejected?

2. What was the number of medical negligence complaints from cancer patients received in 2020?

Could I also please get the number of complaints for 2019?
If possible, could this data also be filtered into the type of cancer e.g. lung?

3. What was the total cost in damages from medical negligence claims of cancer patients in 2020? What was the total cost in 2019?

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