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COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020

Guidance note resource

This new protocol outlines a best practice approach to litigation agreed between the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL), NHS Resolution and the patient safety charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), with other signatories such as the Forum of Insurance Lawyers and the Association of British Insurers. 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 both claimant and defendant lawyers and 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. The Covid-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol: 2020 is available for review, as is the associated press release.

Find out more about out Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus here.

Following a review at eight weeks an updated version of the protocol is now available below.




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