“Driving and supporting safe patient care through effective claims and risk management.”
The Clinical Indemnity Scheme (CIS) is the main scheme under which the State Claims Agency (SCA) manages all clinical negligence claims taken against healthcare enterprises, hospitals and clinical, nursing and allied healthcare practitioners covered by the scheme.
The CIS was established in 2002 in order to rationalise pre-existing medical indemnity arrangements by transferring to the State, via the Health Service Executive (HSE), hospitals and other healthcare agencies, responsibility for managing clinical negligence claims and associated risks. Under the CIS, the State assumes full responsibility for the indemnification and management of all clinical negligence claims, including those which are birth-related. Claims made under the scheme are managed by the team of clinical claims managers within the Agency.
The SCA’s team of clinical risk advisers collaborate with risk management and other relevant clinical and administrative personnel to support patient safety and to help minimise the occurrence of clinical claims. See our Risk Management section for further details.
Resources and tools
Forms, guidance documents and presentations on a variety of clinical risk management topics are available from the Resources section of our website. You can also use the search box at the top of the page to find items.
Each year the SCA publishes reports on clinical adverse events and settled and closed claims in order to inform the provision of better and safer care within the Irish health service. These reports are available in the Key Figures section of this website.
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