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Mental health trusts and restraint

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Specialty: Psychiatry/ Mental Health

The following information was requested on 30 January 2019:

Please advise with respect to NHS mental health trusts what requirements, if any, NHSLA does make of these bodies in order to qualify for clinical negligence indemnity or any other indemnity by NHSLA?

Does NHSLA centrally track the pattern of litigation against NHS mental health trusts regarding:

  • harm to patients as a result of physical restraint
  • harm to staff as a result of physical restraint

Please advise what data NHS Resolution holds centrally on this, and what parameters are tracked

If the information is available within cost limits, for the years:

  • 2017/18
  • 2016/17
  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15
  • 2013/14

Please identify the 10 mental health trusts which generated the highest total amounts of compensation paid that were related to physical restraint.

Please give the total amount of compensation associated with each of the 10 mental health trusts in this period.

Has NHSLA undertaken any analysis or thematic review of the pattern of harm, claims and compensation related to physical restraint in mental health services? If so please disclose the relevant reports, findings or equivalent.

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