Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Releases 2023-2024 Impact Report

Published: 3 Jun 2024

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Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) proudly announces the release of its 2023-2024 Impact Report, detailing significant achievements in supporting individuals affected by avoidable medical harm.

Key Highlights:

  • Direct Support: AvMA directly helped 3,008 individuals between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024, through helpline and casework services. Clients received specialist advice, enabling them to make informed decisions and access specialist solicitors.
  • Vaginal Mesh Claims: Supported 52 women seeking new legal representation after their previous solicitor was closed by the Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA). Clients were referred to AvMA by entities including Lester Aldridge solicitors and the Sling The Mesh support group.
  • Inquest Support: Clients expressed profound gratitude for AvMA’s guidance, which empowered them to participate effectively in the inquest process and gain crucial closure and acknowledgement.
  • Policy and Campaign Work: Focused on addressing healthcare and access to justice inequalities, highlighting systemic NHS issues, and advocating against legal changes limiting patients’ ability to seek redress for clinical negligence.

Quotes from the people we supported:

  • “AvMA’s support turned an overwhelming ordeal into a manageable one,” said one inquest client.
  • “Their assistance was instrumental in preparing us to question medical professionals,” another inquest client shared.

For more detailed insights, please visit the AvMA Impact Report 2023-24.

Contact: Paula Santos, Communications and Fundraising Officer. Email:

About AvMA

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is a UK charity that promotes patient safety and justice for those affected by medical accidents. Founded in 1982, AvMA provides support, advice, and advocacy to individuals and works to improve medico-legal practices.