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  • 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.

  • AvMA Supports sepsis awareness day

    September 13, 2012

    AvMA is proud to be supporting World Sepsis day and on-going work to promote better awareness, diagnosis and treating sepsis (blood poisoning). Sepsis is thought to be one of the biggest avoidable killers in healthcare today. AvMA has been involved in a number of cases involving late diagnosis / treatment of sepsis. Most recently, AvMA […]

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