Amend the National Health Service Redress Act 2006 to facilitate faster
resolution of claims and reduce costs; and for connected purposes.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
In section 3 of the NHS Redress Act 2006 (redress under scheme), subsection
(5) is omitted and replaced by—
A scheme that provides for financial compensation to be offered must
specify an upper limit on the amount of financial compensation that
may be included in an offer under the scheme.”.
In section 4 of the NHS Redress Act 2006 (commencement of proceedings
under scheme), subsection (2)(c) is omitted.
(2) In section 6 (proceedings under scheme), subsection (2) (c) is omitted.
(3) After section 6 the following new section is added—
A scheme must make provision for time limits in relation to—
(a) the commencement of proceedings under the scheme,
(b) determination of the offer to be made under the scheme, and
(c) acceptance of an offer of compensation under the scheme.”.
Section 1(6) and section 1(7) of the NHS Redress Act 2006 are hereby repealed.
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(1) Section 19(4) of the NHS Redress Act 2006 is hereby repealed.
Sections 1 to 16 of the NHS Redress Act 2006 shall come into force on 1 April
There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—
any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of this Act by a Minister of the
Crown or a government department, and
any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable under any other Act
out of money so provided.
This Act may be cited as the National Health Service Redress (Amendment)
(2) This Act shall come into force on the day on which it is passed.
(3) This Act extends to England and Wales only.