House of Commons report on NHS reform

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It addresses government concern that every year in England the NHS spends over £2 billion compensating patients who suffered harm during their treatment, but through a claims process that is slow and inefficient. There is particular concern about the rate and speed of claims inflation, which it is believed will double over the next decade to £4.6 billion, but with around a quarter of such costs going to lawyers. On top of all this there are accumulating future liabilities, put at £8.3 billion in 2021/22 alone.


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