Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the UK charity for patient safety & justice
We provide free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through our specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services. We can refer to our accredited clinical negligence solicitors if appropriate. We also work in partnership with health professionals, the NHS, government departments, lawyers and, most of all patients, to improve patient safety and justice.About us
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AvMA has presented draft proposals to ministers designed to ensure that there is always a review of litigated cases and a ‘patient safety letter’ provided to the claimant
21 Jul 2016 Read full story
AvMA's latest information leaflet has been endorsed by the CQC. The leaflet clearly explains the legal duty of candour in England, introduced following a campaign by AvMA and leading patient...
4 Jul 2016 Read full story
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