|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Ann Keen: The data requested were provided by the National Health Service Litigation Authority, and are in the document Clinical negligence claims against PCTs 2003-2008. A copy has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS of (a) medical negligence cases and (b) other legal claims was in each year since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the potential costs arising from outstanding cases. 
the NHSLA only collects data relating to their schemes. The NHSLA operates excess levels on some schemes whereby trusts handle claims below the excess levels themselves. These are not recorded by the NHSLA;
excesses for the Existing Liabilities Scheme were removed in 2000-01 and for the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts in 2001-02. Existing claims that fell below excess were then funded by those schemes, which accounts for the increase in clinical payments in those years; and
the data is not comprehensive because individual trusts will hold data relating to claims outside of the NHSLA's schemes or under the excess levels.
|Costs of claims funded by the NHSLA's schemes|
|Total clinical||Total non-clinical||Total|
|Provisions made for outstanding claims under the NHSLA's schemes|
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake an audit of data collected in relation to malnutrition; if he will assess what additional data needed to be collected; if he will establish a new data collection model and data standards for the collection of information on malnutrition; if he will put in place an annual audit of the quality of nutritional care delivered by all care providers; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: There are no plans to undertake an audit of data collected in relation to malnutrition. Data on malnutrition is collected through Hospital Episodes Statistics at the Information Centre and goes through a rigorous and comprehensive validation. Primary care information for this is not collected centrally.
Dawn Primarolo: In January 2008, the Government published Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Strategy for England, this sets out our plans to tackle the rise in obesity levels. A copy has already been placed in the Library.
Our strategy sets out how we aim to provide everyone, this will include women of child bearing age, with the information and opportunities to achieve, and maintain, a healthy weight. In relation to pregnant women the Healthy Child programme (previously called The Child Health Promotion programme) which is the early intervention and prevention public health programme from pregnancy through the first five years of life prioritises obesity prevention. This programme supports those parents with particular risk factors that may cause overweight and obesity.
Ann Keen: The following tables show the number of deceased donors in each former national health service region in England in each calendar year, 2000-08, and the percentage change in donor numbers between each year:
|Former NHS region( 1)||2000||2001||Percentage change||2002||Percentage change||2003||Percentage change||2004||Percentage change|
|Former NHS region( 1)||2005||Percentage change||2006||Percentage change||2007||Percentage change||2008||Percentage change|
|(1) Former national health service regions are now strategic health authorities, but it is useful to continue using the previous regions for the purposes of comparing data due to changes in geographical boundaries. Region of donation is defined by the location on the donation hospital, rather than the donor's place of residence.|
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|