August 2018

Watch our new video: Heather’s story

Heather suffered permanent damage as a result of negligent treatment in hospital. She talks to AvMA about the devastating effect this has had on her life and the importance of finding sympathetic, expert advice and support.

“Wholly misconceived” safe space proposals rejected by Joint Select Committee

A report published in August has rejected in the strongest terms the Government’s proposal to allow NHS trusts to investigate themselves and each other under so-called ‘safe space’ arrangements.

Deep reflection needed on Bawa-Garba ruling

AvMA has called for deep reflection following Dr Bawa-Garba’s successful appeal against being struck off the medical register.

Learning from deaths guidance a step in the right direction

AvMA broadly welcomes new NHS guidance on learning from deaths but warns that guidance alone will not address serious strategic and cultural issues.

Join us to run The Big Half

Book your place in this exciting new half marathon, organised by the London Marathon.

Take part in research on harm within healthcare

Have you been harmed by the way an organisation has responded to an initial failure in patient safety? If you would like to take part in research we would like to hear from you.