The tariff and ceiling on charges payable by compensators for the recovery of NHS charges under the NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme will be increasing on 1 April 2013. 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 2012/13.
Therefore, where the injured person is provided with NHS ambulance services, the charge is increased from £185 to £189 for each occasion. Where the injured person receives NHS treatment, but is not admitted to hospital, the charge is increased from £615 to £627. The daily charge for NHS in-patient treatment is increased from £755 to £770. The maximum charge in respect of an injury is increased from £45,153 to £46,046.
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,
2S25 Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Tel: 0113 254 5380
Fax: 0113 254 5578