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Clinical negligence in the NHS - patient safety, the impact of COVID-19, legal cost reform and next steps for policy

Event details

This Westminster Health Forum conference will focus on key issues for clinical negligence in the NHS and priorities for NHS resolution.

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with a range of key policy officials who are due to attend from DHSC; the Government Legal Department; HM Treasury; the MOJ and the NAO.

The discussion at a glance:

  • a patient safety culture - assessing progress and next steps in its development in the context of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy and the publication of the first Annual progress report
  • COVID-19 - the impact on clinical negligence risk and increased clinical negligence claims
  • the workforce - priorities for support through a period of unprecedented pressure
  • legal costs - options for mitigation and policy.


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