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Sharp rise in negligence claims against practice nurses, says MDU


Risk does not respect organisational boundaries, nor role boundaries. For the whole population, the total per capita predicted liabilities for the NHS Litigation Authority for secondary care alone exceeds the annual per capita budget for primary care. As work shifts from secondary care into the community, so does risk. As workforce shortages and financial pressures drive skill mix, risk transfers to other members of the team. These are two big shifts in risk. Indemnity costs are rising at a greater rate than inflation. This cost pressure alongside so many other pressures can break primary care. Indemnity is a wicked issue that needs to be tackled by DH.

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16 Feb 2016

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