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  • Duty of Candour to be revised following legal challenge

    July 2, 2015

    The Department of Health have agreed to consult on changing the Duty of Candour regulations following a legal challenge by AvMA…

  • Proposals to cap legal costs in clinical negligence

    June 29, 2015 | Latest

    Department of Health proposals to cap legal costs in clinical negligence would deny access to justice for many

  • AvMA’s legal challenge over “two-tier” Duty of Candour

    June 18, 2015

      Lawyers acting for AvMA have written to Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, demanding changes to the ‘Duty of Candour’ regulations, or face a potential judicial review. A deadline of Friday 19th June has been given for a response after which, if there is not a satisfactory response, AvMA intends to instruct lawyers to apply for a […]

  • Scottish government legislates for Duty of Candour

    June 5, 2015

    The Scottish Government has published a Health Bill including provision for a statutory duty of candour.  This follows a consultation last year following years of campaigning North and South of the border by AvMA, and the recent introduction of a statutory duty of candour in England.

  • AvMA Response to Department of Health’s “Freedom to speak up proposals”

    June 4, 2015

    AvMA has submitted its response to consultation held by the Department of Health on its proposals for taking forward the “Freedom to Speak Up” proposals made by Sir Robert Francis last year.  AvMA has made further suggestions for supporting and protecting staff who raise concerns and treating whistleblowers fairly.

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