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
35 years fighting for patient safety and justice
AvMA was set up in 1982 in response to the BBC Play for Today Minor Complications. We have since grown to be the leading patient safety charity in the UK, helping thousands of people every year.Read more
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AvMA Chief Executive has written a blog for the Centre for Health and the Public Interest asking "Will limiting the costs in clinical negligence claims make patients less safe?"
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AvMA cautiously welcomes the Department of Health's plans to introduce a “Rapid Resolution & Redress” scheme for brain damaged children as an alternative to litigation.
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