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Clinical claims


The four clinical negligence schemes we manage are:

  • Clinical Negligence Schemes for Trusts (CNST), which covers clinical negligence claims for incidents occurring on or after 1 April 1995.
  • Existing Liabilities Scheme (ELS) is centrally funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), covering clinical negligence claims against NHS organisations for incidents occurring before 1 April 1995.
  • Ex-Regional Health Authority Scheme (Ex-RHAS) is a relatively small scheme, centrally funded by DHSC, covering clinical negligence claims against former Regional Health Authorities abolished in 1996.
  • DHSC Clinical covers clinical negligence liabilities that have transferred to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care following the abolition of any relevant health bodies.

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