Action against Medical Accidents
(AvMA) is the UK charity for patient safety and justice. We provide free and confidential advice and support to people affected by medical accidents
, via our helpline and casework service and can refer to our panel of specialist clinical negligence solicitors
or other sources of support where appropriate. HELPLINE: 0845 123 2352 (Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm). AvMA is also the foremost patients' charity working to improve patient safety in the UK.
04.04.14 'FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS' NEED TO DO MORE TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND WHISTLEBLOWERS
AvMA's response to the consultation on 'Fundamental Standards' to be regulated by the CQC from October broadly welcomes the direction of travel, but calls for amendments to allow CQC to intervene more quickly to protect patients, and measures to protect whistleblowers. Read AvMA's response here.
02.04.14 LAW COMMISSION REPORT ON HEALTH PROFESSIONAL REGULATION A WASTED OPPORTUNITY
AvMA is calling on the Department of Health to radically change the draft Bill on health professional regulation published by the Law Commission today. The Law Commission have ignored the voice of patients and key lessons from the Francis inquiry.
Read AvMA's full statement here
Read the Professional Standards Authority's strong criticisms here
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