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It is reported that the NHS has paid almost £50m in compensation to parents whose babies died or were left with disabilities after care at the hospitals at the centre of Britain’s largest maternity scandal.

Data showed that mistakes in care at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust have led to scores of clinical negligence claims by families.

In total, 82 claims against the trust were made, with 52 cases settled at a total cost of £47.5m, including £39.2m in compensation.

It is unclear how many of these claims were settled through mediation, but NHSR has established a mediation scheme for clinical negligence claims which are particularly suitable for mediation and many costs can be saved.