The NHS LA has published a consultation on Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts (CNST) seeking its members' views on how the scheme can be developed so it provides better support in a number of areas including:

  • Very prompt learning from mistakes;
  • Financial incentives for improvement;
  • A more flexible indemnity which is better tailored to the individual member while retaining the collective benefits of membership;
  • A fair mechanism for pooling risk for very rare, high cost events.

Responses need to be submitted by 12 noon on 17th May 2016.

DAC Beachcroft will be looking to run strategic level events nationally to encourage discussion around the consultation before submissions are due.

We would encourage every member of CNST to contribute to the consultation.

A link to the consultation is attached here.