Action Against Medical Accidents

Action Against Medical Accidents

Charity information

Action Against Medical Accidents

Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the UK charity for patient safety & justice
We provide free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through our specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services. We also work in partnership with health professionals, the NHS, government departments, lawyers and, most of all, patients to improve patient safety and justice

Founded 1982

  • Mission statement

    AvMA’s continuing core mission is the development of better patient safety and justice for people affected by medical accidents
    Intrinsic to the pursuit of this mission are three key aims:

    The provision of high quality, specialist advice, information and support to people affected by medical accidents

    The promotion of good practice in responding to medical accidents so as to meet the needs of the people affected; improve patient safety and allow access to justice

    Developing policy and bringing about change in the interests of patient safety and justice for everyone affected by medical accidents

  • Aims

    Action Against Medical Accidents aims to:

    • A world where avoidable harm in healthcare is reduced to an absolute minimum and, if a medical accident does occur, patients & their families are dealt with honestly, fairly & get appropriate support
    • To be recognised as the leading patients’ charity dealing with patient safety & access to justice in medical disputes, drawing on vast experience of working with people affected by medical accidents
    • To be a centre of excellence in advising and supporting people affected by medical accidents, drawing on our unique blend of in-house clinical and legal knowledge and expertise
    • To promote awareness and best practice in medico-legal, medico-ethical and patient safety issues through high quality conferences and training
    • To work in partnership with health professionals, fellow patients’ groups, government departments and lawyers to improve patient safety and justice
  • Overview

    Established: April 1982

    Registered Charity Number: 299123

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 12

    Part time staff: 14

    Volunteers: 60

    Phone number: 02086889555

    Address: 117 High Street CR0 1QG

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website