Expect a rise in patients suing NHS over long waits, watchdog warns

The NHS should expect a surge of medical negligence claims because of longer waiting lists in areas including cancer care and planned operations, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has said.

The National Audit Office said two in five compensation claims were due to delays in treatment or diagnosis, but this figure could rise if patients continued to be left on long waiting lists.

Full Story: The Guardian, 22nd March 2019