Responses to consultations

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AvMA endeavours to provide a well-informed, patient-centred contribution to the most important policy debates affecting patient safety and justice. Making credible responses to formal consultations is one of the chief ways we achieve that.

On this page you can find out what recent policy briefings or responses to official consultations on important issues have been made by AvMA. Where available, you can download a document. Alternatively, to request a copy of the full document, send us an email:


AvMA Position statement in response to CJC request of 19.06.19
This document has been redacted to protect sensitive information

AvMA response to consultation on coronial investigations of stillbirths, June 2019

AvMA response to Extending FRC in Civil Cases Consultation 06.06.19

Response to DHSC consultation: Appropriate clinical negligence cover, February 2019


Submission to the PHSO review of Clinical Advice, October 2018

Response to Ministry of Justice call for evidence in their review of Legal Aid for inquests, August 2018

Response to NMC consultation: Ensuring patient safety, enabling professionalism, Jun 2018

Supplementary Submissions to Civil Justice Council on ADR and Civil Justice following CJC ADR Workshop, Mar 2018

Response to Department of Health & Social Care consultation on ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’, Jan 2018

Response to CQC on Reporting and Rating NHS Trusts: use of resources, Jan 2018


Response to Civil Justice Council consultation on ‘ADR & Civil Justice’, Dec 2017

Response to Department of Health consultation on the Regulation of Nursing Associates in England, Dec 2017

Response to Department of Health consultation on the regulation of medical associate professions in the UK, Dec 2017

Submissions to Public Accounts Committee on “Managing the Cost of Clinical Negligence in the NHS”, Oct 2017

Response to Department of Health consultation on a rapid resolution and redress scheme for severe avoidable birth injury, May 2017

Response to the Department of Health consultation on Fixed Recoverable Costs, May 2017

Response to the GMC consultation on Medical Licensing Assessment, Apr 2017

Evidence submitted to Lord Jackson’s review of fixed recoverable costs, Jan 2017


Response to the Department of Health Safe Space consultation, Dec 2016

Response to the Ministry of Justice consultation: Transforming our justice system, Nov 2016

Submission to Health Select Committee Maternity Review, Jun 2016

Response to the introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England and Wales, Jun 2016

Response to the Scottish Government proposals for a no-blame redress scheme, Jun 2016

Response to NHS Litigation Authority Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts consultation, May 2016

Response to NHS England Nursing Associate consultation, Mar 2016

Response to Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman survey on draft service charter, Jan 2016