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National Audit Office in clinical negligence claims study

The National Audit Office (NAO) has announced a Value for Money (VFM) study into “Managing the Costs of Clinical Negligence in Trusts”. The NAO noted that clinical negligence claims against NHS hospitals cost a significant and rising amount each year. In 2015–2016, the Department of Health’s clinical negligence provision totalled £56 billion, and its expenditure in this area was over £1.5 billion.

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