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  • DoH Relegate duty of candour to standard clause in hospital contracts

    December 4, 2012

    The Department of Health today announced that it will press ahead with its version of a Duty of Candour with patients when things go wrong – a mere standard clause in NHS contracts which will not cover GPs and dentists. This is in spite of widespread calls for a statutory duty as part of the […]

  • Awards for patient safety & justice

    November 23, 2012

    AvMA was delighted to announce the winners of awards for special contribution to patient safety and justice at the charity’s 30thanniversary gala celebration on 23rd November, which was attended by over 400 people.  The award winners are:- Julie Bailey (Patient/Campaigner) Martin Bromiley (Patient/Campaigner) Will Powell (Patient/Campaigner) Dr Kim Holt (Health Professional) Sarah Harman (Solicitor Robin […]

  • Department of health mandate to nhs commissioning board needs improvement

    September 26, 2012

     AvMA’s_Response to the Department of Health Consultation on the proposed mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board (NHSCB) stresses the need to give much more priority to patient safety and to engagement with patients. It also points out that the NHSCB’s responsibilities for investigating complaints about primary care practitioners and about Clinical Commissioning Groups need to be […]

  • Apologies bill (Scotland) could make things worse

    September 26, 2012

    AvMA’s response to Consultation on  the proposed Apologies (Scotland) Bill being proposed by Margaret Mitchell MSP says that although well intended, the Bill could actually make matters worse in the NHS without an accompanying Duty of Candour with patients when things go wrong in healthcare. AvMA argue that to introduce protection of apologies without a statutory […]

  • Ministers agree u-turn on plans to raid brain-damaged babies of clinical negligence compensation

    September 24, 2012

    AvMA has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice that ministers have decided not to go ahead with controversial proposals for a ‘Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme”. Thank you to everyone who has supported our campaign. Read full Press Release.

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