NHS accidents
Accidents involving NHS staff are costing £170m a year in sick leave and compensation payments, according to a Commons public accounts committee report. The report said t …

NHS accidentsAccidents involving NHS staff are costing £170m a year in sick leave and compensation payments, according to a Commons public accounts committee report. The report said that there were more than 135,000 NHS accidents in 2002, up by more than a third on 2001.

Investigation dropThe European Commission has dropped its investigation into the regulation of Lloyd's. Lloyd's Names claimed that insufficient regulation of the UK insurance market was to blame for the near collapse of the market in the 1990s.

Defence claimsSoldiers, sailors and airmen won a record £40m in compensation last year, a report claimed. Twelve years ago the total paid out for personal injury claims was £1.6m. Defence Minister Ivor Caplin is to discuss the problem with his US counterparts next month to discover how the Pentagon managed to stop the increase in US compensation claims.

Biba onlineBiba has put its personal accident facility, underwritten by AXA, online.

Unsuitable policiesMany banks and other mortgage lenders are selling expensive and unsuitable mortgage policy protection insurance, according to the Mortgage Advisers Association.

Calling all brokersBiba is holding a forum for brokers to debate issues including regulation and networks. Senior industry figures will be present at the event, Independents Day, which will take place at The Royal Armouries, Leeds on Tuesday 4 November. Contact Mark Elvin on 0113 2320011.