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.


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


Seeks views on draft regulations that prevent an NHS employer from discriminating against applicants who appear to have been whistleblowers.

Closing date: 12 May 2017


Seeks views on the proposed investigations into severe avoidable birth injury and the support and compensation scheme.

Closing date: 26 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.