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Introduction

This policy sets out the protocol for the management of actual and potential non-clinical claims throughout the Trust. It details actions to be taken to ensure the risks to the Trust are minimised and that the Trust is fully informed on claims it may face. The Trust will follow the requirements and note the recommendations of the NHS Resolution (NSHR), formerly known as NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) in the management of Non Clinical claims.

This policy aims to ensure that there is a co-ordinated response to legal claims arising from Employer’s Liability and Public Liability. This includes slips, trips and falls and accidents at work. (This policy is not intended to cover clinical negligence claims or claims by staff regarding their employment/contractual position, which are the subject of separate policies).

 

Scope

This policy is relevant to all trust staff and the public who are making non-clinical claims.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Claims and Coroners Paralegal
Ratified by: Risk Scrutiny Committee, Safety and Quality Committee
Date Ratified: May 2021
Date Issued: July 2021
Review Date: May 2024
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Claims and Coroners Paralegal

 

See also:

  • Incident Reporting and Management Policy (including the investigation of Serious Incidents)
  • Complaints, Concerns, Patient Advice & Liaison Service, Compliments and Remedy Policy
  • Policy for Handling of Clinical Negligence Claims