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NHS Charges : Increase from 1 April 2016

Published 18 March 2016

The amount compensators are required to pay to the Compensation Recovery Unit in relation to treatment provided to injured Claimants will increase for injuries suffered on or after 1 April 2016.

   Accidents/Injuries up to 31/3/2016 Accidents/Injuries from 1/4/2016 
Out-patient treatment   £647  £665
 In-patient treatment
(per day)
 £796  £817
Ambulance journey
(per journey)   
 £195  £201

The cap on total recoverable NHS Charges will increase from £47,569 to £48,849.

Although each individual increase is not significant, the total cost to the insurance industry is estimated at £3.6m per annum of which £2.6m will relate to road traffic accidents and £1.0m Employers Liability and Public Liability claims.  Insurers will need to ensure that their reserves for accidents which occur on or after 1 April 2016 reflect the increased level of charges. 

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David Williams

David Williams

Leeds

+44 (0)113 251 4844

Peter Allchorne

Peter Allchorne

Bristol

+44 (0) 117 918 2275

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