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Early Notification Scheme

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

1. The number of incidents reported to NHSR’s Early Notification Scheme

2. Of those incidents reported to NHSR’s Early Notification Scheme, the number which have met the scheme criteria

3. Of those incidents which have met the scheme criteria, the number where NHSR’s investigation of the incident has been completed

4. Of those incidents which have met the scheme criteria, the number where NHSR’s investigation of the incident has begun, but has not yet been completed

5. Of those cases where the investigation has been completed, the number in which it was determined that the care provided had fallen below a reasonable standard

6. Of those cases where the investigation has been completed, the number in which an admission of liability has been made

7. Of those cases in which it was determined that the care provided had fallen below a reasonable standard, the number in which any financial compensation has been provided (i.e., an interim award of damages or a final award)

8. Of those cases in which it was determined that the care provided had fallen below a reasonable standard, the number in which a final settlement has been reached resulting in the award of a lump sum or PPO

9. Of those cases in which financial compensation has been provided, the total amount of compensation which has been paid.

10. Of those cases where the investigation has been completed, the number in which it was concluded that the care provided had been reasonable

Please provide data from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021. If possible, please break down each of your responses by the year in which the incident was reported to NHSR (e.g. in 2017/18 x number of incidents reported, of which x number met the scheme criteria etc.).

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