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.

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Better regulation is needed for duty of candour to fulfil its potential

Read our blog by Chief Exec Peter Walsh on AvMA’s new report on how the CQC has so far regulated the duty of candour

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    RT @PeterWalshAvMA: Good example of #dutyofcandour approach from @AHRQNews in the USA: https://t.co/dCAKCHSS5u

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    RT @ethicsconsult: Exemplifies why legal duty of candour is so important and @AvMAuk is monitoring its enforcement by @CareQualityComm http…

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