December 2017

Specialist independent investigations of maternity incidents welcomed

HSIB to conduct specialist independent investigations of stillbirths, neonatal deaths and brain injury at childbirth

Rapid Resolution and Redress scheme to go forward

Department of Health to publish fuller policy proposals by spring 2018 and intends to have a scheme in place by 2019

Patients and lawyers unite to offer ministers solutions to clinical negligence ‘fixed costs’ controversy

AvMA, the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers have jointly agreed suggested terms of reference for a working party

Learning from deaths – families demand more than just ‘guidance’

Families and patients’ organisations do not believe that simply producing ‘guidance’ for trusts is enough

Best wishes at Christmas

AvMA’s staff, volunteers and trustees would like to thank all our clients and supporters for their very generous support during 2017 and to wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and a hopeful and happy New Year