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  • Endo-mysterious

    March 26, 2024 | Blog

    👉 Did you know that March is Endometriosis Awareness Month? Endometriosis UK says: “Endometriosis is the name given to the condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body.   Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, building up […]

  • The tragedy of Hillsborough and its wider impact

    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.

  • Reflecting on My First Year as CEO of AvMA

    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.

  • Online Silent Auction – Taylor Swift Tickets and Signed England Rugby Shirt

    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.

  • AvMA welcomes new trustees

    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 […]

  • Lucy Letby: Reflections one week on

    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.

  • Lucy Letby – Reflections and Reaction

    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 

  • Reading the signals – will it be different this time?

    August 1, 2023 | Blog

    ‘Blaming the problem on frontline staff – something we at AvMA still see – is not good enough.’