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Sarcoma

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

1.
Number of complaints and actions for compensation for clinical negligence for the period from 2016 to 2020, broken down for each year by NHS Resolution stage:
covering misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of sarcoma:
of children in general practice
of adults in general practice
of children in hospital trusts
of adults in hospital trusts

2.
Total compensation paid and costs incurred at each settlement stage during the same five-year period for:
misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of sarcoma:
of children in general practice
of adults in general practice
of children in hospital trusts
of adults in hospital trusts

3.
For the cases identified in General Practice above we would like to see a breakdown by each of the five years 2016-2020 of cause for complaint (all patients) as follows:
Dismissal or misdiagnosis, where patient later then presents to A&E
Failure or delay in requesting tests/scans (NICE Guidance)
Interfering surgically with a tumour
Delayed referral to secondary/tertiary care (outside the 2-Wk Wait protocol)
Referral to secondary care outside NICE/Commissoning guidelines
Any other cause
Where two or more causes are quoted please note detail.

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