From 1 April 2019, NHS Resolution(the operating name of NHS Litigation Authority) will be operating a new state-backed indemnity scheme for general practice in England called the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice (CNSGP).
Everyone working in general practice will be automatically covered, in relation to NHS services, by the scheme. The scheme is said to cover liabilities arising from an act (or an omission to act) on the part of a GP or any other person working in a general practice setting where that act (or omission) is connected to the diagnosis, care or treatment of a patient and results in personal injury or loss to the patient.
It must be noted that only treatment received on or after 1 April 2019 your claim will be covered by the scheme. Any claim before 1 April 2019 can still be made, but it will need to be directed to the relevant insurance.
At Jordans Solicitors we believe that where individuals have suffered injury caused by failings in the treatment provided by NHS and private medical practitioners, they should be compensated for their injuries. We have experienced lawyers available to provide you with advice on a range of injuries caused as a result of a delay in diagnosis, negligent treatment or negligent care, including incorrect dispensing of medications.
If you or a relative has been the victim of medical negligence and would like to consider making a claim for compensation, please contact out medical negligence team free on 0330 300 1103 or request a call back and a member of our team will contact you.