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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety$
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Elizabeth Haxby, David Hunter, and Siân Jaggar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558612

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.001.0001

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Risk management standards

Risk management standards

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(p.67) Chapter 8 Risk management standards
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An Introduction to Clinical Governance and Patient Safety
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Gaynor Pickavance

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558612.003.0008

The NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) is a Special Health Authority established in 1995 to administer the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) and provide a means for NHS organizations to fund the cost of clinical negligence claims. It also covers clinical claims arising from incidents occurring before 1995, known as the Existing Liabilities Scheme (ELS). This chapter discusses claims data, NHSLA risk pooling schemes, NHSLA collaborations with other organizations, and the value of the NHSLA risk management standards.

Keywords:   NHS Litigation Authority, Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts, risk management, clinical negligence claims, patient safety, healthcare practice

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