We are releasing data relating to NHS Resolution claims covering the period 2006/07 and 2020/21.
Data is presented in two separate spreadsheets:
- the Annual Report Statistics are based on a snapshot of data at the end of each financial year, which reflects the approach to publication of NHS Resolution’s Annual report and accounts. These tables include: volume of claims notified; volume of settled claims; and the provision for financial liabilities.
- the Supplementary Annual Statistics are based on data as at the 31 March 2021 (i.e., the end of the most recent financial year). These tables include payments made in each relevant year for damages and legal costs; average damages and legal costs; time from incident to notification of claim and from notification to settlement.
Both spreadsheets present statistics by damages value band and by specialty.
It is not possible to combine data from the two spreadsheets for analysis because one reflects financial year snapshots used for annual accounting requirements, and the other presents information based on the end of the most recent financial year.
The data covers all NHS Resolution clinical schemes: Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST), Ex-Regional Health Authority Scheme (Ex-RHAS), Existing Liabilities Scheme (ELS), DHSC Clinical, Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP), Existing Liabilities Scheme for General Practice (ELSGP), and Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus (CNSC). Matters covered by Existing Liabilities for General Practice (ELGP) are excluded from these tables. ELGP is a transitional financial arrangement for general practice indemnity.
Due to the changes in the status of claims each year, the figures are revised at each publication. This data set therefore supersedes and replaces the annual report statistics data published for 2019/20, which should no longer be used.
Further important information to help you understand and correctly interpret the data is included in Explanatory Notes for each spreadsheet.
You may wish to refer to our Statement of voluntary compliance with the Code of Practice for Annual Statistics.