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.
You can read the associated press release.
You may also wish to find out more about our clinical negligence indemnity schemes:
- Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus (CNST)
- Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST)
- Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP)
- Existing Liabilities Scheme for General Practice (ELSGP)
The protocol is available below.