December 7, 2023
In November 2017, Bishop James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool published his report “The patronising disposition of unaccountable power”. The report drew on the experiences of the families who lost their loved ones at the Hillsborough football stadium. The first Hillsborough inquest was heard between 1989 – 91, those families fought and eventually secured a second inquest which was heard between 2014 – 16.
December 7, 2023 | Blog
In this blog. Paul reflects on his first year as AvMA CEO, marked by media interest in patient safety concerns and the people he met – remarkable individuals who campaigned for patient safety and AvMA’s priorities for the future.
November 24, 2023 | Latest
Participate in our silent auction by bidding on fantastic items starting midday on Monday, 27th November 2023.
You can bid for –
💎 3 x Diamond Hospitality tickets for Taylor Swift, The Eras Tour, on Thursday, 13th June 2024 at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
A framed England Rugby Shirt, signed by the 2023 England Men’s Squad.
August 31, 2023 | Latest
We welcome three new trustees and an associate trustee to our board. They bring a wealth of experience to ensure that AvMA, as a charity, fulfils its purpose of campaigning for improvement in patient safety and access to justice when harm occurs during medical treatment. Dr. Jane Hawdon joins us as a trustee. Jane […]
August 25, 2023 | Blog
This week, Paul reflects on the wider issues arising from the Lucy Letby case and shares some thoughts about ensuring that we do not miss the opportunities this horrific case provides to make a positive step change in patient safety.
August 18, 2023 | Latest
Nurse Lucy Letby has been found guilty of murdering seven babies and trying to kill another six babies at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Read Paul’s reflections and reaction to the case and trial
August 1, 2023 | Blog
‘Blaming the problem on frontline staff – something we at AvMA still see – is not good enough.’
July 5, 2023 | Blog | Latest
We at AvMA write to wish you a happy birthday. Well done for making it to this grand age; what an achievement. We doubt that many alive in 1948, the year of your birth, will have believed for one moment that you would have survived so many ups and downs, funding squeezes and political interferences (not all helpful), and made it to 75.
June 29, 2023 | Latest
AvMA welcomes and endorses the recommendations made today by England’s Health Ombudsman in their report, ‘Broken trust: making patient safety more than just a promise’.
June 8, 2023 | Blog
As a country, we pride ourselves in having an underpinning rule of law that supports our famously unwritten constitution. The rule of law is the concept of a framework and set of practices and institutions that underpins a fair society where public bodies are bound by accountable pre-existing, clear and known laws, and we, as citizens, are in-turn treated equally before those laws.
But I wonder how well the rule of law really holds water when we look at it through the lens of the harmed patients who have the need financially – alongside the right morally – to litigate for the clinical negligence and related harm that they encountered.