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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.

 

Latest News 

CQC End of Life Care - ONLINE SURVEY

The Care Quality Commission is currently conducting a thematic review of inequalities and variations in end of life care.  Click here for more.  Link to online survey

05.03.2015: GOVERNMENT PLAN TO WATER DOWN THE DUTY OF CANDOUR FOR PRIMARY CARE AND PRIVATE HEALTHCARE

AvMA will today make a public demand for the Government to change controversial plans to water down the statutory Duty of Candour that will apply to providers of NHS primary care (GPs, dentists and pharmacists) and in private healthcare. 

For full Press Release click here

03.03.2015: MORECAMBE BAY REPORT HIGHLIGHTS REPEATED FAILURES TO BE OPEN & HONEST

AvMA welcomes Professor Kirkup's report published today, but has called for action at a national level to ensure individual maternity services, regulators and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman learn from the tragedy at Morecambe Bay.  For full Press Release click here

01.03.2015: MEDICAL INNOVATION BILL AVERTED

AvMA welcomes reports that the Medical Innovation Bill will not proceed and that instead there will be an independent review to report on what the real barriers to medical innovation might be and how it can be supported. That is something AvMA had argued was a better approach all along. The majority of leading patients' and doctors' organisations agree that the Bill, whilst well intended, was unnecessary and harmful to patient safety. No patient will miss out as a result of the Bill being lost and the independent review offers real opportunities for improvements. Ideally the Bill should have been rejected through the parliamentary process but in effect it has run out of time. It would have been wrong to make a special case for this Bill to leapfrog all other private members' Bills.

 

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AvMA Curry School Leeds 2015

Join us for a great afternoon of curry making the Thursday of our annual conference more details HERE!

 

Song of Endeavour Round Britain Tandem Ride

Round Britain Tandem Ride to Raise £10,0000 for AvMA

Support John Whelan as he rides around the coast of Britain.

45 Days - 2,089 Miles! 

John with his ride partner "Lucky" in the rear saddle.

See more detail on John's Ride go HERE!

To Support and Donate to John & Lucky go HERE!

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