The NHS Injury Costs Recovery (ICR) scheme aims to recover the cost of NHS treatment where personal injury compensation is payable.
Annual amendment in the tariff and ceiling of charges on 1 April 2017
The tariff and ceiling on charges payable by compensators for the recovery of NHS charges under the NHS Injury Cost Recovery (ICR) scheme will be increasing on 1 April 2017. The increases will apply only to injuries sustained on or after that date.
This uplift in the level of charges is an annual event to reflect Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) inflation. The latest available figure for HCHS inflation is 2.0% for the financial year 2017 to 2018.
Therefore, where the injured person is provided with NHS ambulance services, the charge is increased from £201 to £205 for each occasion. Where the injured person receives NHS treatment, but is not admitted to hospital, the charge is increased from £665 to £678. The daily charge for NHS in-patient treatment is increased from £817 to £833. The maximum charge in respect of an injury is increased from £48,849 to £49,824.
The Compensation Recovery Unit will also be issuing a mail shot to accompany the NHS Charges certificates notifying companies of the changes.
For further information, please contact:
Department of Health
2N22 Quarry House
Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE
Tel: 0113 254 5380