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Action Against Medical Accidents

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.

 

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Latest News

23.10.14:  PEERS URGED TO DITCH 'DANGEROUS & MISGUIDED' MEDICAL INNOVATION BILL

AvMA is urging peers to ditch or radically amend the Medical Innovation Bill when they debate it in the House of Lords on 24th October. 

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17.10.14:  AvMA CALLS FOR MORE ROBUST REGULATION OF 'FUNDAMENTAL' STANDARDS

In its response to the CQC consultation on fundamental standards, AvMA calls on the CQC to address the apparent tension between the need to uphold 'fundamental standards' introduced following the Francis report.  The public has a legitimate right to expect these standards to be proactively regulated, which does not sit well with the CQC's desire to move away from monitoring compliance to "looking for good".  AvMA also calls for clearer guidance around the regulations covering complaints; protecting whistleblowers; and safe care.  It says patient safety should be given greater weight, and an organisation should not be able to be rated 'good' overall if it 'requires improvement' on patient safety.

16.10.14:  CQC REPORT FINDS 80% OF NHS BODIES LAGGING ON PATIENT SAFETY

AvMA says that the latest "State of Care" report published today by the Care Quality Commission is a stark remnder of how far England has to go on patient safety.

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30.09.14: PROPOSED CHANGES TO GMC REGULATIONS ARE DANGEROUS

AvMA has strongly criticised proposals by the Department of Health to change the GMC regulations, allowing them to dismiss cases they deem "vexatious" and to retain a "five year rule" barrier before even considering investigating concerns.  Read AvMA's response and the DH consultation

 

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