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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The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch: Glass half full or half empty?

Read our blog by Chief Exec Peter Walsh on the news that Air Accident Investigation chief is set to take on the role of NHS chief investigator at the HSIB and our continuing concerns

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