Welcome to The NHS Litigation Authority website

The NHSLA handles negligence claims and works to improve risk management practices in the NHS.

We are also responsible for resolving disputes between practitioners and primary care trusts, giving advice to the NHS on human rights case law and handling equal pay claims on behalf of the NHS.

More information about our work is available in our current Annual Report and in our Factsheet series.

Please note: This website was designed in 2003 and was subsequently optimised for use with the Internet Explorer web browser. Web trends have since changed and some website visitors may experience issues when accessing some aspects of this site using different web browsers. We are aware of this issue and apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and are looking to achieve wider Browser compatibility during the 2011/12 financial year.

Key facts about our work

In 2010/11, 8,655 claims of clinical negligence and 4,346 claims of non-clinical negligence against NHS bodies were received by the Authority, up from 6,652 claims of clinical negligence and 4,074 claims of non-clinical negligence in 2009/10.

£863 million was paid in connection with clinical negligence claims during 2010/11, up from £787 million in 2009/10.

Both the NHSLA London and North offices relocated in autumn 2010 - click here for our new contact details

See the guidance for NHS staff on apologies and explanations - click here to find out more

Quick links

Claims management and our negligence schemes

Risk management and our standards

Latest information on equal pay

Human Right Act Information Service update

Latest legal and healthcare updates for NHS Trusts