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Dr Christine Tomkins takes part in BBC Radio 4 debate
Billions of pounds are haemorrhaging out of the NHS in clinical negligence damages awards.
This is putting an unsustainable strain on the NHS and affects us all - as medical professionals, as patients and as tax payers.
The MDU is campaigning for legal reforms to ensure that in future, compensation payments to patients will remain fair, but also be proportionate and affordable.
Our aims include:
Read more about the campaign
Our chief executive, Dr Christine Tomkins featured on BBC Radio 4's Today programme and in many national and local news media talking about the spiralling cost of clinical negligence claims and what can be done to reform the system.
Dr Tomkins said: “This is money that should be going to healthcare, but instead is going to compensation claims – which is impairing all of our access to healthcare.
Read the story on the BBC website
The MDU has pointed out that the amount paid out by NHS Resolution in compensating patients through its clinical negligence schemes in 2018/19 could have funded over fifteen million MRI scans or 112,000 liver transplants.
Read our response to NHS resolution's annual report
Claims inflation is rising faster than wage, house or retail price inflation.
What we are campaigning for and why