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Insurance Adviser Alert: NHS Charges Increase - March 2014

Published 17 marzo 2014

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 2014.

The Personal Injuries (NHS Charges) (Amounts) Amendment Regulations 2014 take into account inflation, including increases in NHS pay and will see the amounts repayable increase as follows:

 

Accidents/Injuries up to 31/3/2014

Accidents/injuries from 1/4/2014

Out-patient treatment

£627

£637

In-patient treatment (per day)

£770

£783

Ambulance journey (per journey)

 £189

£192

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 2014, reflect the increased level of charges.

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Tom Baker

Tom Baker

Bristol

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David Williams

David Williams

Leeds

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