Guidance

NHS injury costs recovery scheme: tariff and charges

Annual amendment in the tariff and ceiling of charges payable by compensators for the recovery of NHS charges under the NHS injury costs recovery scheme.

The tariff and ceiling on charges payable by compensators for the recovery of NHS charges under the NHS Injury Costs Recovery (ICR) scheme will be increasing on 1 April 2019. 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 5.4% for 2019 to 2020.

The increased charges are:

  • where the injured person is provided with NHS ambulance services, the charge is increased from £208 to £219 for each occasion
  • where the injured person receives NHS treatment, but is not admitted to hospital, the charge is increased from £688 to £725
  • the daily charge for NHS inpatient treatment is increased from £846 to £891
  • the maximum charge in respect of an injury is increased from £50,561 to £53,278

The Compensation Recovery Unit will also be sending a mailshot to accompany the NHS charges certificates notifying companies of the changes.

For further information, please contact:

Karl Payne
Department of Health and Social Care
2S15 Quarry House
Quarry Hill
Leeds LS2 7UE

Tel: 0113 254 5380

Email: karl.payne@dhsc.gov.uk

Published 25 March 2019