Occupational Therapy

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Corporate

The following information was requested:

My FOI request relates to the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA) and NHS Resolution claims that have been submitted in the 20 year period between 10 Sept 2000 and 10 Sept 2020. The purpose of this request is to explore NHSLA/NHSR submissions which involve, include, or are submitted by, or about, Occupational Therapy / Occupational Therapists as a staff group.

If providing the data for the dates above would be at excessive burden to the Freedom of Information Service, I would instead be grateful for details of the last 10000 claims to


If providing data for 10000 claims is still not feasible for your FOI office, I will be grateful for the maximum possible that you consider to be feasible, starting from the most recent.


How many incidents occurred?

When was the claim/incident submitted?

Where did the claim/incident occur? You might have this in the form of primary care, secondary care, community, wards, outpatients, emergency department etc. You might also have this by geographical region, which would be helpful to know.

What was the description of each claim? If no detailed description can be provided, what were the most common allegations?

What was the NHSLA/NHS category for each incident? You might have these as examples medical device/equipment, patient accident, treatment, procedure, disruptive aggressive

behaviour etc.

What of these have been classified of causing no harm/minor/moderate/major harm/life threatening harm?

What were the claimant demographics? For example, age, gender, ethnicity

Which have been shared/discussed with the patient and/or family?

Which of these claims have been settled, and which are not settled?

What were the most common reasons for lost claims?

What were the most common reasons for settled claims?

What were the financial costs related to settled, lost, and defended claims? This includes costs incurred and damages paid

What was the grade of Occupational Therapist involved? You might have this according to Student/Band 5,6,7,8 etc.

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