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NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme

Guidance on the application of the NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme for 2017 to 2018.

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This guidance is for NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts who provide treatment for injuries where costs are recoverable under the NHS Injury Cost Recovery scheme (ICR).

It sets out the circumstances and processes for recovering costs. It gives guidance on how ICR payments should be recorded in annual accounts.

The idea 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.

Published 2 November 2016
Last updated 31 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Replaced document with guidance for the 2017 to 2018 financial year.
  2. First published.