Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill

Explanatory Notes

Legal background

11 The HSCIC, on which functions can be conferred by clause 2 in connection with the database of innovative medical treatments, is a body corporate established by section 252 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It has functions relating to the establishment and maintenance of information systems as well as the collection, analysis, publication and dissemination of information; and functions relating to the quality of health and adult social care information as detailed under Part 9 and Schedule 18 to that Act.

12 The relevant legal background on clinical negligence is explained in the policy background section of these Notes.

Prepared 12th October 2015