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).
This policy is relevant to all trust staff and the public who are making non-clinical claims.
|Compiled by:||Claims and Coroners Paralegal|
|Ratified by:||Safety and Quality Committee|
|Date Ratified:||May 2021|
|Date Issued:||October 2021|
|Review Date:||May 2024|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||Claims and Coroners Paralegal|
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- Policy for Handling of Clinical Negligence Claims