About us

What is The Medical Mediation Foundation?

We are a not for profit organisation supporting patients, families and professionals to manage and resolve conflicts about care, treatment and communication.

We do this through mediation, conflict coaching and training.

We know that conflicts about care and communication are upsetting for everyone. We help you understand, manage and resolve them.

Understanding your world

Our work began with grant-funding from a Department of Health fund for supporting projects relating to children with life-limiting conditions.

As part of the project we interviewed health professionals, parents, medical ethicists and lawyers to help us understand what caused conflicts between professionals and families and to see what made them escalate and why. See some of the things they said. This research helped us establish a model for medical mediation and conflict management training for health and social care. Since 2010, we have trained more than 3,000 professionals in the UK and internationally.