Self-help guides

AvMA’s self-help guides have been written by experts to help guide you through the process of taking action following a medical injury. In clear and straightforward language, they set out the procedures you will need to follow, and legal rights and obligations, and contain useful contact details for regulatory bodies, advice services and other organisations that may be of help.

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AvMA’s services


General information


Making a complaint about NHS or private healthcare


Accessing medical records


Serious incident reports


Help with an inquest


Raising concerns about a healthcare worker


Making a legal claim for compensation

Understanding legal claims


Acting for a baby or child


Complaining about your solicitor


Is there a guide that we don’t have that you would have found useful? We are always looking to expand our range of guides so please contact us to let us know and we will see if we are able to produce a guide on that subject.

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