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  • ‘Learning after Deaths’ – the ‘next steps’ day

    September 4, 2017

    NHS England is inviting family members to express an interest in attending a ‘Learning after Deaths’ – the ‘next steps’ day on 1 November 2017 in London.

  • AvMA calls Jackson review of civil litigation ‘disappointing’

    July 31, 2017

    AvMA is disappointed that Lord Justice Jackson’s report published today fails to truly recognise the impact that imposing fixed recoverable costs on clinical negligence cases will have.

  • NHS plans will fuel culture of ‘deny and defend’

    July 28, 2017

    Talking in the Telegraph today, AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh warned of the dangers of the Government’s plans to impose ‘fixed recoverable costs’ on clinical negligence claims.

  • Patients should be told about medical records scandal

    June 27, 2017

    AvMA is calling upon NHS England to take urgent action to contact over 1,700 patients who may have suffered harm as a result of the blunder which has seen patient records wrongly destroyed.

  • New attack on access to justice

    June 27, 2017

    AvMA has reacted with surprise and disappointment to proposals launched by the Medical Protection Society which ignore the main reasons for the high cost of clinical negligence to the NHS.

  • Advice regarding Ian Paterson

    May 31, 2017

    More information if you believe that you have been harmed by former breast surgeon Ian Paterson

  • Rapid Response and Redress scheme has potential but needs radical changes

    May 26, 2017

    The consultation has good intentions, which we support, but we are concerned that the proposals have not been thought through properly and lack detail.

  • Opposition to fixed costs in clinical negligence growing

    May 2, 2017

    An open letter from AvMA and 8 other patients’ charities calling on the Secretary of State for Health to reconsider proposals on imposing fixed costs in clinical negligence was published in the Daily Telegraph today, coinciding with the close of the consultation.

  • Plans to impose ‘safe space’ on local investigations dropped

    April 24, 2017

    The Department of Health has dropped controversial plans to impose ‘safe space’ provisions on local investigations following strong concerns expressed by AvMA and other stakeholders in response to its consultation at the end of last year.