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  • Northern Ireland public inquiry hears evidence on need for duty of candour

    November 11, 2013

    At the request of the public inquiry into hyponatraemia-related deaths, Peter Walsh gave evidence to the inquiry in Belfast on 11th November for the whole morning.  The chairman was particularly interested to hear the rationale for a Duty of Candour and practical considerations about complaints handling.

  • Call for duty of candour in Ireland

    November 4, 2013

    AvMA hosted a conference jointly with the Medical Injuries Alliance in Dublin today.  A range of speakers made the case for guaranteed openness with patients/families when things go wrong, including first hand accounts of families who had not been dealt with openly.

  • Arnold Simanowitz OBE’s book

    October 30, 2013

    A launch event for Arnold Simanowitz OBE’s book “The Man Under the Clapham Omnibus” was held today.  Arnold is the founder and previous chief executive of AvMA.  Copies are available from AvMA at £11.99 (plus postage). email

  • Complaints recommendations welcome but action needed now not words

    October 28, 2013

    We have welcomed the report on NHS Complaints by Ann Clwyd and Professor Tricia Hart, which was published today. However, the charity warns that many of the recommendations simply echo what has been recommended in the past and not been implemented.  Read full Press Release.

  • CQC starts to get real

    October 24, 2013

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today published the first findings from what it calls its new “intelligent monitoring” approach.   Read full Press Release.

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