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  • AvMA appoints new Chair

    December 9, 2020

    At its AGM on 8th December AvMA elected a new Chair, Moi Ali. The appointment comes as the previous chair, Suzanne Shale, stepped down from being a trustee of the charity following her appointment to the board of the GMC. Moi has been a trustee of AvMA since 2018 and has a wealth of experience […]

  • AvMA statement re the Dixon Inquiry report by Dr Bill Kirkup CBE

    November 26, 2020

    Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) welcomes the report published today into the circumstances surrounding the tragic death of 11 month old Elizabeth Dixon in December 2001. AvMA chief executive Peter Walsh said: “Our thoughts are with Mr and Mrs Dixon. Without their remarkable strength and determination these revelations would never have come to light. The […]

  • It’s National ProBono Week

    November 2, 2020

    It’s National Pro Bono Week and AvMA wants to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to everyone who volunteers for us pro bono, whether that is on the Helpline, the Inquest Service, or our written Advice and Information! Our volunteers show incredible commitment and help us make an incredible difference for people who suffer […]

  • COVID-19 Clinical Negligence Protocol 2020

    October 6, 2020

    The Clinical Negligence Protocol came into effect on 14th August and has been signed by NHS Resolution, SCIL and AvMA. The protocol has been designed so that individual firms do not need to sign up to it. The protocol provides for suspension of the limitation period in all clinical negligence cases; it is intended that […]

  • Clinical negligence protocol during pandemic agreed

    August 14, 2020

    AvMA is pleased to have worked with its lawyer members, NHS Resolution and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) to agree a joint protocol on the handling of clinical negligence claims during the pandemic. It offers some assurance to those unfortunate enough to have to pursue a clinical negligence claim during these difficult times […]

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