If the NHS were speedier to admit when it unnecessarily injured someone, more costs could be saved in claims for clinical negligence, APIL argued in a letter to the Daily Mail.
In response to an article about the cost of claims against the NHS, APIL chief executive Deborah Evans pointed out that claimant solicitors’ costs actually fell last year by nearly seven per cent.
“And although the number of claims against the NHS increased last year, this increase doesn’t appear to be out of kilter with the increase in the number of patient safety incidents,” Deborah wrote.
To read the Daily Mail article, click here. To read Deborah’s letter in full, click here.