Covid-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020

Guidance note resource

This protocol outlines a best practice approach to claims handling agreed between the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL), NHS Resolution and the patient safety charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA). It addresses the conduct of personal injury litigation during these unprecedented and difficult times resulting from Covid-19.

The intention of the protocol is to encourage positive behaviours from claimant and defendant organisations, as well as consistency of approach in practices across England. It should reduce the risk of costs being spent unnecessarily on issuing proceedings, applications to extend time or stay proceedings.

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The protocol, last updated on 8 June 2021, is available below.

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