Consultation on Recommendations for No-Fault Compensation in Scotland for Injuries Resulting from Clinical Treatment
This consultation is for anyone who would be affected in anyway by a change in compensation arrangements for injuries resulting from clinical treatment. We are seeking views on the recommendations of the No-fault Compensation Review Group established in 2009 to consider the potential benefits for patients in Scotland of a no-fault compensation scheme.
CONSULTATION ON RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NO-FAULT COMPENSATION IN SCOTLAND FOR INJURIES RESULTING FROM CLINICAL TREATMENT
Responding to this consultation paper
We are inviting written responses to this consultation paper by 23 November 2012. To aid our analysis of the responses please complete the consultation questionnaire provided with the Respondent Information Form and send this to:
or by freepost to:No-fault Compensation Consultation
Patient Support and Participation Division
St Andrew's House
If you have any queries please contact Sandra Falconer on 0131 244 2399.
Handling your response
We need to know how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to be made public. Please provide details on the Respondent Information Form as this will ensure that we treat your response appropriately. If you ask for your response not to be published we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly. All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government are subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.
Next steps in the process
Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public via the Scottish Government Library, and on the Scottish Government consultation web pages by 21 December 2012. You can make arrangements to view responses by contacting the SG Library on 0131 244 4552. Responses can be copied and sent to you, but a charge may be made for this service.
What happens next?
Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us consider the way forward. We aim to issue a report on this consultation process along with our response to it in early 2013.
Comments and complaints
If you have any comments about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the address given above.
Sandra FalconerPatient Support and Participation Division
St Andrew's House
Email: Sandra Falconer
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