In 2018-19, the NHS spent over £2.3bn in settling medical negligence claims. Whilst this amount could be seen as a "drop in the ocean" of its budget, at a time when the NHS is already pushed to its limits, one can't help but think this money could be better spent elsewhere. 

The NHS have been accused of an attitude of "delay, deny, defend" which only takes up more time and valuable resource. Like a cold - rather than fight the symptoms, let's tackle the cause!