If the negligent treatment in question was provided in a hospital setting, the claim is not against the individual doctor or nurse, rather it will be brought against the NHS Trust responsible for the particular hospital.

If the treatment was provided by a GP, dentist or private doctor, the claim will be brought against that person individually. However, all healthcare professionals are expected to have relevant insurance in place to cover any potential medical negligence claims and the insurers will therefore act on the person’s behalf.