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  • Call for urgent action on non-COVID treatment

    June 18, 2020

    A coalition of leading patient safety professionals, including AvMA, has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and First Ministers Nicola Sturgeon, Mark Drakeford and Arlene Foster, calling for urgent action to address the continuing unavailability of urgent diagnostics and treatment for thousands of non-COVID patients. Our amazing, dedicated NHS staff, together with government measures, have […]

  • We’re recruiting a Database & Digital Analyst

    June 18, 2020

    AvMA is embarking on the most exciting leg to date of our digital journey. We are implementing a new CRM to serve all our needs, and developing a digital strategy to support all of our stakeholders. You will be an integral part of this journey, working as part of the project team and as our […]

  • Urgent action required to prevent avoidable harm and deaths amongst non COVID-19 patients

    June 9, 2020

    AvMA today called for the Government to act urgently to open up NHS services for non-COVID patients or risk avoidable harm to thousands. In his latest blog, AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh warned that many NHS hospitals are running at 60% of capacity or less, with Nightingale hospitals standing empty and private sector capacity unused. […]

  • Important information about our response to COVID-19

    April 9, 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 but please see below for further details. Calls to our helpline Our helpline remains open for its usual hours of 10am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday […]

  • Saving lives threatened by COVID19 is rightly a priority, but many more can be saved by improving patient safety

    April 8, 2020

    In his new blog, AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh shares some thoughts about what the COVID19 outbreak could mean for patient safety. He writes: “On behalf of all of us at AvMA, I would like to state our best wishes and solidarity with all those who have lost loved ones or been seriously affected by […]

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