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Medication Errors

Freedom of information request details

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Service: Claims Management Cause: Medication Errors

The following information was requested:

In a previous FoI response [Ref: FoI_2999] you provided details on the number of claims and the payments made to people issuing claims under the category ‘medication errors’. Could you please provide me with similar information, specifically:

1. I would like to know the number of successful claims paid out by NHS Resolution/NHSLA in each of the last five financial years (15/16) (16/17) (17/18) (18/19) and (19/20) as well as the total amount of compensation paid to these claimants in each financial year?

2. Could you also supply me with tables showing the aggregate totals for medication error claims for the five financial years which give (a) the number of successful claims, (b) damages paid, (c) defence costs paid, (d) claimants cost paid and (e) total paid broken down by the speciality.

3. Could you also supply me with tables showing the aggregate totals for medication error claims for the five financial years which give (a) the number of successful claims, (b) damages paid, (c) defence costs paid, (d) claimants cost paid and (e) total paid broken down by the main type of harm. Please provide this in a similar format to a previous FoI response [Ref: FoI_3607].

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