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  • Clinical negligence protocol during pandemic agreed

    August 14, 2020

    AvMA is pleased to have worked with its lawyer members, NHS Resolution and the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) to agree a joint protocol on the handling of clinical negligence claims during the pandemic. It offers some assurance to those unfortunate enough to have to pursue a clinical negligence claim during these difficult times […]

  • RESPOND Study call for volunteers

    July 30, 2020

    The RESPOND Study is looking for patients and hospital staff with experience of emergency abdominal surgery to take part in a study into complications

  • AvMA comment on Cumberlege report on Medicines and Devices

    July 8, 2020

    AvMA welcomes the Cumberlege report on Medicines and Devices published today. The report contains a range of recommendations for improving the regulation of medicines and devices and recounts the struggle women and families affected by drugs like Primodos, sodium valporate and devices such as mesh implants have had to get their concerns taken seriously and […]

  • Call for urgent action on non-COVID treatment

    June 18, 2020

    A coalition of leading patient safety professionals, including AvMA, has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and First Ministers Nicola Sturgeon, Mark Drakeford and Arlene Foster, calling for urgent action to address the continuing unavailability of urgent diagnostics and treatment for thousands of non-COVID patients. Our amazing, dedicated NHS staff, together with government measures, have […]

  • We’re recruiting a Database & Digital Analyst

    June 18, 2020

    AvMA is embarking on the most exciting leg to date of our digital journey. We are implementing a new CRM to serve all our needs, and developing a digital strategy to support all of our stakeholders. You will be an integral part of this journey, working as part of the project team and as our […]

  • Urgent action required to prevent avoidable harm and deaths amongst non COVID-19 patients

    June 9, 2020

    AvMA today called for the Government to act urgently to open up NHS services for non-COVID patients or risk avoidable harm to thousands. In his latest blog, AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh warned that many NHS hospitals are running at 60% of capacity or less, with Nightingale hospitals standing empty and private sector capacity unused. […]

  • Important information about our response to COVID-19

    April 9, 2020

    Information last updated on 9 July 2020 On Government advice AvMA staff and volunteers are now working from home wherever possible. We are doing our best to operate all of our activities as normal wherever possible but please see below for further details. Calls to our helpline Our helpline remains open for its usual hours […]

  • Saving lives threatened by COVID19 is rightly a priority, but many more can be saved by improving patient safety

    April 8, 2020

    In his new blog, AvMA Chief Executive Peter Walsh shares some thoughts about what the COVID19 outbreak could mean for patient safety. He writes: “On behalf of all of us at AvMA, I would like to state our best wishes and solidarity with all those who have lost loved ones or been seriously affected by […]

  • Apply now for the PIC Magazine Awards, in association with AvMA

    April 8, 2020

    Now in their third year, the PIC Magazine Awards are an excellent opportunity for those working in the specialist fields of Clinical Negligence and Court of Protection to be recognised for their achievements during their career. The Awards are now open and looking for applications in three categories: The Clinical Negligence Rising Star Award The […]

  • AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference 2020 postponed

    April 1, 2020

    It is with great regret that, in light of the seriousness of the spread of Coronavirus, the 2020 AvMA Annual Clinical Negligence Conference has had to be postponed. This is obviously a huge disappointment to us but the decision is necessary for reasons which are beyond our control and of which we are all very […]