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.

All our guides are also available in a large print version. Please email us confirming which guide you would like.

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AvMA’s services

General information

Making a complaint about NHS or private healthcare

Accessing medical records

Serious incident reports

Brain injuries at birth and other birth injuries

Help with an inquest

Raising concerns about a healthcare worker

Making a legal claim for compensation

Understanding legal claims

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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