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.

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Extravasation is the accidental leakage of any liquid from a vein into the surrounding tissues when administering solutions such as medication or fluids, which can cause serious harm to the patient. From 1 April 2011 until 31 March 2021 NHS Resolution received 444 claims relating …


An overview of our behavioural assessments

    This video has been designed to provide an overview of Practitioner Performance Advice’s behavioural assessments. It explains what a behavioural assessment is, the specific behavioural areas the assessment covers, the benefits the behavioural assessment offers to both the practitioner and the healthcare organisation, …


Learning from Emergency Department (ED) claims virtual forum

On 30 May 2022, NHS Resolution’s Safety and Learning team hosted a virtual forum to share the key themes from our latest reports which led to claims in the Emergency Department in England between 2014 and 2018. Recognising the unique challenges and diversity of clinical …


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 …

Guidance note

Primary Care Appeals – Guidance note Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

This guidance note focuses on the determination of appeals where the Pharmacy Appeals Committee (“Committee”) has been required to consider which PNA should apply to its determination. Its purpose is to provide guidance based on past decisions. The referenced cases are based on particular circumstances …


Duty of Candour virtual forum

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 …


Annual statistics

We are releasing data relating to NHS Resolution claims covering the period 2006/07 to 2021/22. Data is presented in two separate spreadsheets: 1.    the Annual Report Statistics 2021-22 are based on a snapshot of data at the end of each financial year, which reflects the approach …


Anti-infective medication errors

NHS Resolution received 172 claims relating to anti-infective medications between 1 April 2015 until 31 March 2020. Anti-infective medications include antibiotics, antivirals and antifungals. The analysis in this leaflet only focuses on closed claims that have been settled with damages paid and concern an element …

Case story

Case story: Delayed therapeutic hypothermia

This case story is based on real events and NHS Resolution is sharing the experience of those involved to help prevent a similar occurrence happening to patients, families and staff. As you read about this incident, please ask yourself: Could this happen in my organisation? …


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. …


NHS Resolution Podcast: Spinal Infections

Between the 1st of January 2009 and the 31st of December 2019, NHS Resolution received 232 claims concerning delay in the diagnosis of spinal infection. Out of these 232 claims, 85 were settled with damages paid, 43 without merit and 104 remain open. The total …