February 2018

Government must listen to public and experts over clinical negligence

AvMA welcomes the long awaited publication of the Government’s response to the consultation on introducing fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence.

Northern Ireland Hyponatraemia Inquiry calls for statutory Duty of Candour

The long-awaited report from the Hyponatraemia Inquiry, looking at the shocking deaths of five children in Northern Ireland, has finally been published.

AvMA supporting families affected by Tawel Fan scandal

Over a hundred families are awaiting the final report into atrocious care on the elderly mental health ward.

Duty of Candour to go live in Scotland but silence over proposed Redress scheme

The Regulations come into effect on 1st April 2018 and guidance on implementing the duty of candour will be published.

Lyndsey’s story

AvMA supported Lyndsey’s family when she died due to medical negligence during her pregnancy.