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Mental health trusts – homicide/murder

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management Specialty: Psychiatry/ Mental Health

The following information was requested on 22 January 2019:

  1. Please can you tell me the number of claims made to mental health trusts following a patient homicide or murder, for each year for which figures are available? (The last five years would be helpful).
  2. Please can you also tell me the value of such claims received that have been settled (broken down by damages and any legal costs for the claimant and defence)?
  3. Please can you also tell me for each year over the same period how many of these claims were made by NHS staff?

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