March 26, 2018
NHS organisations who have excelled in engaging patients and families in patient safety work can now be nominated for a brand new award. Launched by Patient Safety Learning and sponsored by AvMA, this new award is looking for innovative projects which have made a demonstrable difference to patient safety and have the potential to be replicated in other organisations.
February 15, 2018
AvMA is concerned that the Government intends to plough ahead with crude plans to introduce fixed recoverable costs in clinical negligence at the expense of access to justice and patient safety.
Victims of NHS negligence should not lose out because of under investment in patient safety and the NHSFebruary 2, 2018
AvMA is shocked and disappointed by calls for people whose lives have been ruined by NHS negligence to be denied the compensation they need and deserve, in order to ease the funding crisis in the NHS.
February 1, 2018
Cover ups have no place in a fair and patient safety focused NHS. They not only add insult to injury to the patients/families affected, but are a barrier to learning for patient safety.
January 31, 2018
Entries are now open for the PIC Magazine Award for the Clinical Negligence Rising Star 2018!
January 26, 2018
Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation “Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation”, AvMA welcomes the aim of a more flexible legislative framework but warns that it is important that this does not lead to even greater inconsistency between regulators and a lowering of professional standards overall.
December 21, 2017
The Medical Protection Society (MPS) Survey of GPs, reported on in The Times, may be used to attempt to deny justice to patients harmed by negligent medical treatment, AvMA warns.
Patients and lawyers unite to offer ministers better solutions to clinical negligence legal costs than controversial plans to impose ‘fixed costs’December 1, 2017
Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers have jointly agreed suggested terms of reference for a working party to reduce legal costs in clinical negligence cases below £25,000 in value.
November 29, 2017
This year marks AvMA’s 35th Anniversary. As part of the celebration we are holding a silent auction to raise much needed funds to support our work in patient safety and access to justice.
September 14, 2017
The draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill published today would prohibit all information discovered by the Health Service Safety Investigation Body or by accredited trusts from being disclosed – even to patients or their families when the information is directly relevant to what happened in their treatment.