Court action against NHS Scotland and NHS Scotland boards

Martin James Keatings made this Freedom of Information request to NHS National Services Scotland

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Martin James Keatings

Dear NHS Scotland

Please provide the following:

1. The total cost to NHS Scotland of defending litigation from patients of their families in each of the previous 5 years.

2. A breakdown of the total cost to each of the 14 NHS Scotland health boards of defending litigation from patients of their families in each of the previous 5 years.

3. The number of cases brought against NHS Scotland in each of the previous 5 years.

4. The number of cases brought against each of the individual NHS boards in Scotland in each of the last 5 years.

5. The Total cost of "court ordered" financial settlements against NHS Scotland in each of the past 5 years.

6. The Total cost of "court ordered" financial settlements against each of the 14 individual NHS boards in Scotland.

7. The total cost of financial settlements "out of court" made by NHS Scotland.

8. The total cost of financial settlements "out of court" by each of the 14 individual NHS boards in Scotland.

Yours faithfully,

Martin James Keatings

FOI (NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND),

Dear Martin,

 

Freedom of Information Reference: FOI-2019-000092

 

I refer to your freedom of information request which we received on 28^th
February 2019, requesting the following information:

 

Dear NHS Scotland

 

Please provide the following:

 

1. The total cost to NHS Scotland of defending litigation from patients of
their families in each of the previous 5 years.

 

2. A breakdown of the total cost to each of the 14 NHS Scotland health
boards of defending litigation from patients of their families in each of
the previous 5 years.

 

3. The number of cases brought against NHS Scotland in each of the
previous 5 years.

 

4. The number of cases brought against each of the individual NHS boards
in Scotland in each of the last 5 years.

 

5. The Total cost of "court ordered" financial settlements against NHS
Scotland in each of the past 5 years.

 

6. The Total cost of "court ordered" financial settlements against each of
the 14 individual NHS boards in Scotland.

 

7. The total cost of financial settlements "out of court" made by NHS
Scotland.

 

8. The total cost of financial settlements "out of court" by each of the
14 individual NHS boards in Scotland.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Martin James Keatings

 

 

I confirm that under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, a response to your information request will be sent within 20
working days of receipt, i.e. no later than 28^th March 2019. 

 

 

Thanks

 

Alan Scott

F.O.I. Administrator

Strategy, Performance and Service Transformation

 

NHS National Services Scotland

Area 003

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

 

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HALLETT, Irene (NHS NATIONAL SERVICES SCOTLAND),

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Dear Mr Keatings,

 

I refer to your FOI request dated 28 February 2019 in which you seek:

 

1. The total cost to NHS Scotland of defending litigation from patients of
their families in each of the previous 5 years.

 

2. A breakdown of the total cost to each of the 14 NHS Scotland health
boards of defending litigation from patients of their families in each of
the previous 5 years.

 

3. The number of cases brought against NHS Scotland in each of the
previous 5 years.

 

4. The number of cases brought against each of the individual NHS boards
in Scotland in each of the last 5 years.

 

5. The Total cost of "court ordered" financial settlements against NHS
Scotland in each of the past 5 years.

 

6. The Total cost of "court ordered" financial settlements against each of
the 14 individual NHS boards in Scotland.

 

7. The total cost of financial settlements "out of court" made by NHS
Scotland.

 

8. The total cost of financial settlements "out of court" by each of the
14 individual NHS boards in Scotland.

 

The information held by CLO is provided in the attached worksheet. I hope
that this is the information which you require however if I can help
further please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are unhappy about any aspect of how this matter has been dealt
with ​you can ask us to review the handling of your request by writing to
the Head of Corporate Affairs, NHS National Services Scotland,
Headquarters, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
within 40 working days of the date of this email. You also have the right
to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner at Kinburn
Castle, Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DS. The
Commissioner does not take up all cases he receives, and will decide
whether or not to look into your concerns further. 

Yours sincerely,

 

Irene A Hallett

 

On behalf of Joy Atterbury

Head of Litigation

Accredited Specialist in Medical Negligence Law

 

CentralLegalOffice | Anderson House | Breadalbane Street | Edinburgh | EH6
5JR

 

Tel: 0131 275 7820

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