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  • AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference 2020 postponed

    April 1, 2020

    It is with great regret that, in light of the seriousness of the spread of Coronavirus, the 2020 AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference has had to be postponed. This is obviously a huge disappointment to us but the decision is necessary for reasons which are beyond our control and of which we are all very […]

  • Important information on the impact of COVID-19 on NHS complaints handling

    April 1, 2020

    The NHS in England and the Public Health Services Ombudsman have both announced changes to their complaints handling procedure in response to the COVID-19 situation. Please see our advice page for more information: Complaints about NHS or private healthcare

  • Important information about our response to Covid-19, coronavirus

    March 18, 2020

    On Government advice AvMA staff and volunteers are now working from home wherever possible. We are doing our best to operate all of our activities as normal wherever possible. Our helpline for those seeking advice continues to operate as normal for the time being, as do our other services (see below). However, calls to our […]

  • Paterson Inquiry report welcomed but does not go far enough

    February 4, 2020

    AvMA welcomes the report of the Independent Inquiry into the issues raised by Paterson, published today but warns it does not go far enough to protect patients in private healthcare. AvMA advised some of the patients and families affected by Paterson and gave evidence to the inquiry. AvMA called for major changes to the way […]

  • NHS is ‘losing its memory’ warns our new report on patient safety alerts

    January 28, 2020

    AvMA has published its report “An organisation losing its memory? Patient safety alerts implementation, monitoring and regulation in England”. The report has been authored by Dr David Cousins, former head of safe medication practice at the National Patient Safety Agency, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and reveals serious delays in NHS trusts implementing patient safety […]

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