AvMA celebrates its 35th anniversary

The year from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 is AvMA’s 35th anniversary year. We will be making the most of this milestone to raise awareness of the continuing need to improve patient safety and justice for people affected by medical accidents.

Established in 1982 following public reaction to the television play Minor Complications, we have provided advice and support to over 100,000 people affected by medical accidents, and succeeded in bringing about massive changes to the way that the legal system deals with clinical negligence and in moving patient safety higher up the agenda in the UK.

Though we have had many significant achievements, the need for our work remains as great as ever. We help over 3,000 people every year with advice and support following lapses in patient safety. We continue to fight to preserve access to justice for victims of clinical negligence and for better patient safety.