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NHS litigation reform

Inquiry

The Committee has launched a new inquiry to examine the case for the reform of NHS litigation against a background of a significant increase in costs, and concerns that the clinical negligence process fails to do enough to encourage lessons being learnt which promote future patient safety.

Read the call for evidence for more detail about the inquiry

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Tuesday 1 February 2022
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
NHS litigation reform - Oral evidence 1 February 2022
10:00am
  • Jill Edwards, lived experience witness
10:25am
  • Maria Caulfield (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care) at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Matthew Style (Director General for NHS Policy and Performance at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Helen Vernon (Chief Executive at NHS Resolution)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 11 January 2022
9:45am Private
10:00am Public
NHS litigation reform - Oral evidence 11 January 2022
10:00am
  • Michael Mercier, Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Dr Pelle Gustafson (CMO at Swedish Patient Insurer)
  • George Deebo (Executive Officer at Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program)
  • Professor Shin Ushiro (Professor and Director at Division of Patient Safety Kyushu University Hospital, Executive board member Japan Council for Quality Health Care)
11:00am
  • Peter Walsh, Action Against Medical Accidents
  • Guy Forster, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Lauren McGuirl (Director of Commercial Services at Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution)
  • Simon Hammond (Director of Claims Management at NHS Resolution)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 16 November 2021
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
NHS litigation reform - Oral evidence 16 November 2021
10:00am
  • Sue Beeby, Expert by experience
  • Scott Morrish, Expert by experience
  • Joanne Hughes, Expert by experience
  • Sir Robert Francis QC
  • Sir Ian Kennedy QC
  • Dr Sonia Macleod (Researcher – Civil Justice Systems at The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies)
Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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