The Department of Health (UK) has published a consultation paper on a proposed Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme (RRR) – a voluntary administrative compensation scheme for families affected by severe avoidable birth injury. The paper is open for consultation for 12 weeks.
The RRR scheme proposes a system of consistent, robust, and independent investigations for all instances where there may be severe avoidable birth injury; and for eligible babies and their families, the option to join an alternative system of compensation that offers support and regular payments without the need to bring a claim through the courts. This would be a voluntary scheme which would not affect an individual’s right to litigate. The scheme would apply to harm associated with treatment under NHS maternity services in England only.
(As noted by the Harvard Bill of Health blog).