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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19218: ()

Date lodged: 5 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how much compensation in excess of £500,000 has been paid by the NHS to settle (a) catastrophic personal injury and (b) medical negligence claims in each year since 2012-13.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 8 November 2018

The following table sets out the total value of claims where the award payment was in excess of £500,000.


Financial year settled

Total Award (including Compensation Recovery Unit)


£ 17,690,954


£ 23,453,130


£ 25,923,402


£ 26,585,941


£ 7,144,768


£ 10,564,114


£ 6,798,383

All but one claim relates to clinical negligence. This claim cannot be set out individually as in doing so it may be possible to identify the claimant.

In addition, data held centrally under NHS Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Indemnity Scheme (CNORIS) does not distinguish as to whether there is catastrophic personal injury and as such this information cannot be set out separately.

The NHS CNORIS annual report provides details of the scheme along with summary details of the number and value of claims made during the financial year and historical values. The annual reports are published online at: