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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-18971: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been spent on defending claims against the NHS where liability has been admitted and settled out of court in each year since 2007, also broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 2 October 2018

The information requested is not held by the Scottish Government. Where a claim for compensation is made and settlement is agreed the information held under the Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme (CNORIS) does not distinguish as to whether liability had been admitted or not.

The CNORIS annual report provides summary details of the number and value of claims made during the financial year, along with historical values. The annual reports are published online at: https://clo.scot.nhs.uk/our-services/cnoris/frequently-asked-questions.aspx