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Neurology Recall Compensation Update

11th January 2023

Belfast Trust has confirmed to patients impacted by the Neurology Recall that the date for issuing legal proceedings against the Trust has been extended to 21 June 2025. This is the timeframe available to anyone treated by former Consultant Neurologist Michael Watt in the Health and Social Care system and it does not include those who received treatment on a private basis at any other healthcare facility. Further information regarding compensation for those considering legal proceedings can be found on the Department of Health’s website

The Neurology Recall Patient Advice Line remains available for those patients impacted and in need of support. The number is 0800 980 1100 and it is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday with the exception of bank/public holidays.

Information on Neurology patient recall: Phase 1

Information on Neurology patient recall: Phase 2

Activity report for cohort 3

Summary report for all 3 cohorts

The full Trust response to the Independent Neurology Inquiry report

Patient advice leaflet: Support for those impacted by the Neurology Recall

Neurology Compensation FAQs