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We hold one of the largest databases of healthcare related compensation claims in the world, complemented by data on practitioner performance concerns and the causes of contracting disputes in primary care. This is more than 25 years’ worth of data on concerns raised about NHS care.

We have a duty to use this information responsibly to drive positive change for patients and staff.

Our resources section is here to support the early resolution of contracting disputes, improvements in patient safety, a reduction in harm and a reduction in claims.

You can search for resources by topic (such as diabetes, general practice, emergency medicine, spinal infections, maternity), or by the type of resource you would like to view (such as report, video, presentation, animation).

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Annual statistics (including Factsheet 5)

We are releasing data relating to NHS Resolution claims, updated to cover the period to 2022-23. Data is presented in three spreadsheets: 1.     the Annual Report Statistics 2022-23 are based on a snapshot of data at the end of each financial year, which reflects …


Annual statistics

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The second report: The evolution of the Early Notification Scheme

Although the NHS remains one of the safest healthcare systems in the world within which to give birth, avoidable errors within maternity still occur. Maternity costs make up the largest cost to the NHS in value of claims. The Early Notification Scheme provides a faster …


How are CNST contributions calculated?

Our CNST scheme contributions are calculated considering a number of factors, to aid the explanation of process and steps involved we have created this short two-minute animation. This animation will go through the factors of influence on the scheme overall and amount each member pays, …


Venous thromboembolism

From 1 April 2012 until 31 March 2022, we documented 687 closed claims relating to Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) injuries. Of these, 411 claims were settled with damages paid, costing the NHS over £23 million. VTE is a significant cause of mortality, long-term disability and long-lasting …


Supporting primary care

NHS Resolution offers support and insights to those working in primary care from across our four services: Claims Management, Practitioner Performance Advice, Primary Care Appeals and Safety and Learning. We have produced a short digital brochure that outlines how each service supports those working in …


Collaborate to improve maternity care conference – Recordings between 1:45-3:15

On Monday 28 November, we held a face-to-face national maternity conference, Collaborate to improve maternity care: respond to, learn from and prevent harm, at the Royal College of Physicians. The conference ran from 09:30am-16:30pm. We were joined by representatives from maternity teams from across England. …


Virtual Forum: Duty of Candour

On 8 September 2022, the Safety and Learning team hosted a webinar on the Duty of Candour. This was also a great opportunity to promote NHS Resolution’s Duty of Candour animation. Speakers included Dr Denise Chaffer (Director of Safety and Learning and RCN President), Lou …


Advice for those in General Practice – 80 years

This video features three GPs, with a combined 80 years’ experience between them, providing advice on managing clinical risk in general practice. Its focus is threefold. It: looks at the most common reasons for patients coming to harm in general practice; advises GPs on how …


Mediation in healthcare claims – an evaluation

In December 2016, NHS Resolution (known at the time as the NHS Litigation Authority) took the ground-breaking step of becoming one of the first indemnifiers in the UK to establish a mediation panel with the focus of resolving clinical negligence and personal injury compensation claims.