NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme
Guidance on the application of the NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme for 2016 to 2017.
This guidance is primarily for NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts who provide treatment for injuries whose costs are recoverable under the NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme (ICR).
It sets out the circumstances where costs can be recovered and the process under which this is undertaken, as well as giving some guidance on how ICR payments should be recorded in annual accounts.
The purpose behind the scheme is that those responsible for causing injury to others should meet the cost of NHS treatment. NHS costs are recovered only where personal injury compensation is paid, for example after a road traffic accident. Funds recovered come primarily from a third party compensator/insurer.