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  • New chair and trustees of AvMA

    December 11, 2021

    AvMA is delighted to announce that Jocelyn Cornwell has been elected as the new chair of AvMA’s trustee board. Jocelyn is perhaps is best known as the founder and past CEO of the Point of Care Foundation, but has a wide range of other healthcare and regulatory experience as well as relevant personal experience. Read […]

  • Health and Social Care Committee inquiry: NHS litigation reform

    November 18, 2021

    AvMA has submitted evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into NHS Litigation Reform. AvMA’s submission can be found here. AvMA’s chief executive is also due to give oral evidence before the committee on 11th January. The Committee is naturally very concerned about the large financial cost of clinical negligence to the NHS, […]

  • Joint letter re: Government’s response to Justice Committee report on coroner’s court

    October 13, 2021

    A group of charities and other organisations including AvMA have today written to the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, the Right Honourable Dominic Raab MP, expressing our disappointment in the Government’s response to the Justice Committee’s recommendations on the Coroner Service. We continue to press the government to seize the opportunity to […]

  • AvMA comment on the Government’s response to the Justice Committee’s first report on The Coroner Service

    September 14, 2021

    The Justice Committee’s report on the Coroner’s Service published on 27th May contained several welcome recommendations.  However, three key recommendations stood out for us and many other organisations and charities.  Chief among these was the recommendation that “The Ministry of Justice should by 1 October 2021, for all inquests where public authorities are legally represented, make sure […]

  • Response to Justice Committee report on the Coroner’s Service

    July 21, 2021

    AvMA is pleased with the recommendations made by the Justice Committee in their report on the coroners service published on 27th May 2021. We, along with many other organisations believe it is important that government is fully aware of the strength of support for these recommendations, and to that end we have written a collective […]

  • Cautious welcome to Select Committee report on maternity services

    July 8, 2021

    AvMA has given a cautious welcome to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee report on maternity services in England published on 6th July. AvMA chief executive Peter Walsh said: “The report is spot on about many of the challenges faced by maternity services in England and the urgent need to improve safety […]

  • AvMA welcomes Justice Committee’s report on the Coroner’s Service

    May 27, 2021

    The report makes important recommendations for change, in our view there are three key recommendations which offer an opportunity for significant improvements to healthcare inquests. These recommendations if implemented, should enable the coroner’s court to fulfil its potential as an effective forum for change. The first recommendation is for the introduction of a new body […]

  • Free webinar “Successful Engagement with Healthcare Providers After a Serious Incident”

    May 25, 2021

    AvMA is working with Making Families Count, an organisation that aims to improve outcomes for families affected by serious harm and traumatic bereavements in health and social care services. Their vision is that the NHS, social care and other public bodies will make families count by ensuring that families are integral to health and social […]

  • AvMA welcomes new trustees

    April 20, 2021

    AvMA is delighted to announce that four new trustees and two trainee trustees have joined the board from April 2021. The innovative option to join as a “trainee trustee” was established for those with a keen interest in the charity and qualities to offer who may as yet lack experience of boards, committees, governance etc […]

  • Health professional regulation reforms could be a missed opportunity

    April 8, 2021

    The Government has opened a public consultation on its proposals to ‘modernise’ health professional regulation ( the roles of the GMC, NMC etc) in a document called Regulating health professionals, protecting the public. AvMA welcomes the consultation but has some serious concerns about the lack of attention to the ‘protecting the public’ aspect. These proposals […]