Patient stories

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The experience of patients and families who have been affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) is at the heart of everything AvMA does.

Each year AvMA deals with around 5,000 enquiries from people affected by medical accidents, many of whom are traumatised and are relieved that at last they have found a sympathetic organisation that understands what they are going through and can help them identify what to do next.

As the only patients’ charity specialising in patient safety and justice AvMA is a collective voice for these people. We make a difference to people in need, when they most need it.

The patient safety and justice movement however is much wider than AvMA alone and consists of many truly remarkable individuals that AvMA has campaigned alongside over the years.

You can learn more about some of their moving experiences and inspiring achievements below.