October 2018

Watch our new video: Donna’s story

Leading nurse and AvMA patron Dame Professor Donna Kinnair talks about AvMA’s vital role in improving patient safety.

Requires improvement

AvMA’s independent research into regulation of the duty of candour by the CQC has raised serious concerns.

NHS and social care past the tipping point

The recent CQC ‘State of Care’ report 2017/18 paints a worrying picture of the state of health and social care in England today.

Patient-led haemochromatosis project wins Patient Safety Learning award

Congratulations to Neil Clements, Yvonne Francis and Haemochromatosis UK, who have won the inaugural Patient Safety Learning/AvMA award.


Maria has swum an amazing 40km this year to raise money for AvMA and two other charities.

On the helpline

This month, we helped a caller who was in constant pain since having vaginal mesh inserted in an operation three years ago.

AvMA in the news