Chris Seeks Results Re The Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme
Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been made to the vaccine damage payments scheme in respect of covid-19 vaccines as of 27 October 2022; and how many and what proportion of those applications have been (a) successful, (b) rejected and (c) unresolved for more than six months.
Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
As of 27 October, the NHS Business Services Authority has received 2,893 claims to the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS) relating to COVID-19. Following medical assessment, 27 or 0.9% of these claims have been awarded and 217 or 7.5% of these claims have been rejected. There are 1,289 or 44.6% of these claims which have been unresolved for more than six months.
The Department continues to work with the NHS Business Services Authority to increase the administrative and medical assessment capacity within the VDPS to progress claims more rapidly. The NHS Business Services Authority has also implemented Subject Access Requests to provide robust timeframes to encourage the timely return of medical records required to carry out medical assessments.
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