7. Administration, Independence and Funding
7.1 In order to maximise existing expertise we would propose:
- The creation of a scheme, which is essentially a 'fast track' element of the existing NHS compensation scheme the Clinical Negligence and Other Risks Scheme (CNORIS). This would be administered by the Central Legal Office with independent medical expert input as appropriate.
- Funding would in the main continue to be through Boards' contributions calculated as at present based on claims history and Boards would retain their existing delegated limits. The current scheme excess of £25,000 would also be retained;
- NHS National Services Scotland, (which currently manages CNORIS) would also manage the new scheme.
Question 11 - Would you support the development of a 'fast track' element of CNORIS, utilising existing expertise with independent medical expert input?
If no, please briefly explain why: