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NHS negligence claims more than £60m

31st March 2010

New figures have shown that NHS negligence claim payouts in Scotland came to more than £60m over three years.

Between 2006/07 and 2008/09 more than half that amount was as a result of obstetrics and gynaecology errors with the two departments - covering childbirth, fertility treatment, terminations and hysterectomies - accounting for £34.6m in claims. General surgery errors saw around £4.3m paid out, while £4.1m went to sufferers from negligence in dietetics departments. The figures were obtained by the Conservatives in a parliamentary answer from health secretary Nicola Sturgeon.

 

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Article Information

Title: NHS negligence claims more than £60m
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 14541
Date Added: 31st Mar 2010

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