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S5W-01770: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much has been paid to patients in clinical negligence payments in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 24 August 2016

The amounts paid out in respect of clinical negligence claims since 1999, broken down by NHS board, are as follows:

NHS Health Board

1999-00

(£M)

2000-01

(£M)

2001-02

(£M)

2002-03

(£M)

2003-04

(£M)

Argyll & Clyde

0.1

0.1

0.3

1.6

0.3

Ayrshire & Arran

-

0.2

0.8

0.7

0.2

Borders

0.1

-

-

-

-

Dumfries & Galloway

0.1

0.4

0.7

0.4

0.2

Fife

0.1

0.3

0.1

0.1

0.5

Forth Valley

-

0.4

0.3

1.1

2.5

Grampian

0.4

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.2

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

0.5

1.0

2.9

2.1

1.5

Highland

0.3

-

0.2

0.2

1.3

Lanarkshire

0.1

0.7

0.1

0.4

0.6

Lothian

0.9

0.2

0.8

1.9

0.9

Orkney

-

-

-

-

-

Shetland Isles

-

-

-

0.1

-

Tayside

0.3

1.9

0.1

0.4

0.1

Western Isles

-

0.1

-

-

-

Special Health Boards

0.1

-

-

-

0.1

 

NHS Health Board

2004-05

(£M)

2005-06

(£M)

2006-07

(£M)

2007-08

(£M)

2008-09

(£M)

2009-10

(£M)

Argyll & Clyde

1.2

0.2

-

-

-

-

Ayrshire & Arran

0.2

0.2

-

0.4

0.4

0.1

Borders

0.2

0.1

0.3

1.6

-

0.1

Dumfries & Galloway

0.1

0.2

0.1

0.1

0.2

0.3

Fife

0.3

0.1

1.7

0.5

4.6

1.8

Forth Valley

0.6

0.3

4.5

0.1

3.5

2.3

Grampian

0.9

0.4

0.2

2.0

4.3

0.9

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

1.4

4.2

5.4

6.3

8.8

5.3

NHS Highland

0.2

1.8

2.5

0.9

0.3

0.1

Lanarkshire

0.3

0.2

0.5

1.9

1.7

10.2

Lothian

0.4

0.2

7.2

0.8

1.5

10.3

Orkney

-

-

-

-

-

-

Shetland Isles

-

-

-

-

-

-

Tayside

2.7

0.6

0.6

0.2

0.7

0.1

Western Isles

-

-

-

-

-

-

Special Health Boards

-

0.1

0.3

0.2

-

-

 

NHS Health Board

2010-11

(£M)

2011-12

(£M)

2012-13

(£M)

2013-14

(£M)

2014-15

(£M)

2015-16

(£M)

Argyll & Clyde

-

-

-

-

-

-

Ayrshire & Arran

6.0

1.1

5.0

0.6

2.1

1.9

Borders

0.1

0.1

-

-

2.3

0.6

Dumfries & Galloway

0.4

-

0.6

0.4

-

0.3

Fife

1.1

3.7

0.7

2.8

0.1

1.4

Forth Valley

0.8

0.4

0.9

1.2

0.4

1.8

Grampian

0.6

1.4

0.6

1.0

4.4

2.3

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

16.8

10.7

7.1

9.9

7.0

6.6

Highland

5.6

0.4

0.5

0.1

1.3

0.8

Lanarkshire

7.8

1.5

2.7

1.7

5.2

9.4

Lothian

8.6

4.6

1.3

11.3

7.6

3.6

Orkney

0.1

-

-

0.1

-

-

Shetland Isles

-

-

-

0.1

-

0.3

Tayside

0.6

1.2

1.1

2.9

6.8

6.1

Western Isles

-

0.1

-

-

-

0.4

Special Health Boards

-

0.1

-

0.2

0.8

1.3

 

Source: NHS National Services Scotland

 

To protect patient anonymity, payments made by the special health boards have been grouped together for the purposes of this table.

Fluctuations in the sums paid from year to year can be affected by the number of high value settlements made in any one year. These tend to relate to birth cases where the sums paid can be substantial.

It should also be noted that the year in which a payment is made does not necessarily reflect the year in which the corresponding incident took place. This is due to the fact that many claims take several years to conclude.