‘Hi there, I’m requesting information relating to Covid-19 vaccine related liabilities. As of the time of reply, how many Covid-19 vaccine-related damages claims have been received by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA)? How many of these claims have already been settled? How many of these claims are going to court? How many of these claims are made on behalf of a group? How many of these claims are made on behalf of individuals? How much money has the NHS BSA spent in total on Covid-19 vaccine related liabilities so far? (Please break this figure down in terms of out-of-court settlements and in-court settlements and fees). How much money in total has the NHS BSA set aside to settle these claims?’
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All responses are as of 12 August 2022.
2,407 claims have been submitted in relation to a COVID-19 vaccine.
52 claims submitted in relation to a COVID-19 vaccine have reached an outcome. This consists of:
• 12 claimants who have been notified they are entitled to a Vaccine Damage Payment
• 13 claims which have been rejected after medical assessment
• 27 claims that did not meet the scheme criteria to be considered for medical assessment
no claims submitted in relation to a COVID-19 vaccine are going to court. To date, no claims relating to COVID-19 have been through the mandatory reversal process, which is a requirement before a claimant can appeal through Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service (HMCTS).
Question 4 and 5
No claims relating to a COVID-19 vaccine have been made on behalf of a group. All claims received by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) have been made by or on behalf of an individual.
£1,080,000 in Vaccine Damage Payments has been paid in total to claimants who have submitted a claim in respect of a COVID-19 vaccine.
The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) administers the scheme on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). DHSC is responsible for funding the VDPS, therefore this information is not held by the NHSBSA. You can contact DHSC as follows:
Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit
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