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NHS Litigation Authority 

Who we are and what we do

In April 2017 we brought together our three main functions under the umbrella name, NHS Resolution. We are in the process of replacing the current NHS LA and NCAS websites with a new user-orientated website going live on in early 2018.

In the interim, you can read about our five year strategy on​.

We are an arm’s length body of the Department of Health. We are a not-for-profit part of the NHS which provides;

·         Indemnity cover for clinical and non-clinical liabilities,

·         Learning from claims

·         Legal and professional services,

·         Dispute resolution between commissioners and contractors,

·         Help for healthcare providers in the performance management of clinicians through advice, training and other support.​

Sign up to Safety

The NHS LA is supporting Sign up to Safety, a campaign launched by the Secretary of State for Health that aims to listen to patients and staff, learn from when things go wrong and act to make care safer. 

To find out information on the outcome of the NHS LA incentivisation bid awards please click here.
Data sharing with the Getting It Right First Time Programme (GIRFT) at NHS Improvement
NHS Resolution has been asked to share data from claims reported to us with the Getting it Right First Time Programme which is hosted by NHS Improvement. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme is helping to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations.
The information that will be shared is as follows:
·       Patient age at incident,
·       NHS Resolution Claim Reference and Claim ID,
·       Sex  
·       Description of medical negligence claim including dates of incident, date of case creation (notification), case status and outcome, damages paid, case costs, causes and injury sustained.
The Secretary of State for Health through the Confidential Advisory Group (CAG) has approved the application by NHS Improvement on behalf of GIRFT to access this information and NHS Resolution has carried out its own analysis to determine whether it is lawful to share the information.
If you do not wish to have your claims information included in the programme or have any concerns about the data sharing proposal please contact the Data Protection Officer at NHS Resolution at or by phone on 0207 811 2806.  You may also contact NHS Improvement at  
More information on how we use your data can be found in our privacy policy.

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