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Medication Errors

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Cause: Medication Errors

The following information was requested:

Subject: FOI Request – Medication Errors (Part 1)

I would like to obtain specific information regarding any negligence claims related to medication errors received by NHS Resolution. For the purpose of this request, we are defining medication errors as any patient safety incident where there has been an error in the process of prescribing, preparing, dispensing, administering, monitoring or providing advice on medicines.

1) More specifically, we are interested in receiving the following information for each year in the period from 2013 to 2019 (please include total and year-by-year breakdown):

a. The number of negligence claims received by NHS resolution related to medication errors in the secondary care environment. Please include a breakdown of the categories of medication

errors (e.g. wrong medicine administered, wrong prescription, etc.);

b. The number of negligence claims related to medication errors in the secondary care environment that have been settled out of court;

 

Subject: FOI Request – Medication Errors (Part 2)

 

c. The number of claims related to medication errors where payment of damages was made;

d. The monetary amount of damages paid by NHS Resolution for claims related to medication errors;

e. Details about the share of negligence claims related to medication errors that resulted in severe consequences for the patients.

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