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Preventing needlestick injuries

We received 1,833 incident claims for needlestick injuries between 2012-2017 (fiscal years). Of these, the 1,213 successful claims cost the NHS £4,077,441. This leaflet looks to shed light on some of the claims data we hold on needlestick injury claims, how they are caused and …


The benefits of supported decision making (consent)

We received 1,223 claims for incidents occurring between 2012 and 2017 that have cost the NHS £233 million so far. Of these cases, 728 claims are under review due to the complexities around consent. Consent can be a common contributing factor in many claims. This …

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