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Trusts lose out on cash after safety ‘mis-declarations’

Three trusts have lost out on more than £1m in rebate from the maternity clinical negligence scheme (CNST) after they ‘mis-declared’ that they were compliant with safety requirements.

University Hospitals Sussex Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay FT and Doncaster and Bassetlaw FT have all received a small amount of funding to implement their action plans but a much larger rebate on the NHS Resolution maternity section of the clinical negligence scheme for trusts has been withheld.

This amounted to a loss of close to half a million pounds for Doncaster and Bassetlaw and is likely to be more for the other two trusts, which had made bigger contributions to the maternity section of the CNST.

Western Sussex had mis-declared its compliance on five safety actions, BSUH on seven, Doncaster and Bassetlaw on five and UHMB on seven.

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Source: HSJ, 26 May 2022


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