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NHS Resolution Scheme

Early Notification Scheme for Babies

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NHS Resolution Early Notification Scheme

The Early Notification Scheme was introduced in 2017 and aims to speed up investigations into birth injuries in babies to allow any liability to be resolved sooner. Any parent who has concerns regarding the medical care they and/or their baby received should engage their own medical negligence solicitor to handle settling a claim with the NHS. However, the scheme does not apply to cases of stillbirth, or those involving maternal death.

For those babies born at 37 weeks or over, (those not premature) and who are diagnosed during their first week of life with a potentially severe brain injury, it is a requirement for the hospital to notify its legal team. The hospitals legal team will then notify NHS Resolution within 30 days.

If a baby falls into the below criteria, then NHS Resolution must use a panel of appointed legal and medical assessors to investigate the circumstances of the birth. These assessors will review the medical records, along with the Trust’s internal investigation reports and statements. Should the investigation suggest that the injuries to the baby were caused through substandard care, then the Trust will contact the parents to discuss the investigation outcome with them.

Babies included under ‘potential severe brain injury’ are those who:

  • Had active cooling (therapeutic cooling); or
  • Had decreased central tone, also had seizures of any description and were also comatose; or
  • Receive a diagnosis of grade III hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE)

The scheme is designed to reduce the investigation process and therefore, where appropriate, create a quicker settlement offer. The NHS also believes that hospital Trusts will be encouraged by the scheme to be more open regarding incidents, as well as being more forthright with those affected and remove any perceptions of defensiveness.

Should a parent receive correspondence informing them that the care their child received is being investigated under the scheme, then they know there is cause for concern and that investigations may already have commenced by the Trust.

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