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 2018
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 2018. 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 1.5% for the financial year 2018 to 2019.
Therefore, where the injured person is provided with NHS ambulance services, the charge is increased from £205 to £208 for each occasion. Where the injured person receives NHS treatment, but is not admitted to hospital, the charge is increased from £678 to £688. The daily charge for NHS in-patient treatment is increased from £833 to £846. The maximum charge in respect of an injury is increased from £49,824 to £50,561.
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 and Social Care
2N22 Quarry House
Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE
Tel: 0113 254 5380