Input to consultations or research

avma-consultation-webpageCurrent consultations

Here we list current consultations being conducted by statutory bodies which are relevant to AvMA’s mission of improving patient safety & justice. Please consider responding yourself. Where possible we will provide some guidance about what we will be saying. You may wish to make similar points, or let us know if you think we have got something wrong or missed anything.


NICE is reviewing the way it involves lay people in developing its guidance and standards. In this context, lay people are people who are not health or social care professionals. It wants to hear your views on the proposed new principles and ways of working.

Closing date: 28 February 2017


Seeks views on proposal for a mandatory system of fixed recoverable costs for lower value clinical negligence claims in England and Wales.

Closing date: 1 May 2017


National Audit Office: Managing the costs of clinical negligence in trusts

This study will examine whether the Department of Health and the NHS LA understand what is causing an increase in clinical negligence costs, evaluate their efforts to manage and reduce the costs associated with clinical negligence claims, and also assess the NHS LA’s contribution to helping trusts to reduce the number of negligence claims they receive by sharing learning about past incidents and by encouraging wider forms of redress for affected patients.

Scheduled: Summer 2017


Research opportunities

We are from time to time informed of opportunities for patients/families to take part in research connected with patient safety or justice. We will list current opportunities below when we know of any.