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Service: Claims Management Specialty: Neurosurgery

The following information was requested:

I am contacting you from the Service Transformation team in NHS England Specialised Commissioning. We run over 20 national reviews/ transformation programmes on specialised services. This includes the Neuroscience Transformation Programme which covers neurology and neurosurgery. A recently published GIRFT report indicated a high litigation spend in neurosurgery and as part of the programme we would like to investigate this in order to highlight quality issues and inform pathway and configuration work.

I would therefore like to request the below litigation data. I’m aware it may not all be available but this would be the ideal.

All neurosurgery claims across all providers. For each claim, include:

  1. Trust code
  2. Specialty (guessing this will be down as neurosurgery?)
  3. Procedure
  4. Cost of claim
  5. Cause of claim

For each neuroscience centre (see below for a list of the neuroscience centres), all claims (not restricted by specialty), to include:

  1. Total number of claims at trust
  2. Total number of neurosurgery claims at trust
  3. Total cost of claims at trust
  4. Total cost of neurosurgery claims at trust

All of the above for the past 5 years

Let me know if you have any questions or require further info.

  1. Barking, Havering, Redbridge University Hospitals
  2. Barts Health
  3. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  4. Cambridge University Hospitals
  5. Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
  6. Imperial College Healthcare
  7. King’s College Hospital
  8. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
  9. Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals
  10. North Bristol
  11. Nottingham University Hospitals
  12. Oxford University Hospitals
  13. Plymouth Hospitals
  14. Salford Royal
  15. Sheffield Teaching Hospitals
  16. South Tees Hospitals
  17. St George’s University Hospitals
  18. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals
  19. The Walton Centre
  20. UCL Hospitals
  21. University Hospital Birmingham
  22. University hospital of North Staffordshire
  23. University Hospital Southampton
  24. University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

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