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  • What is SAM?

    The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) is the national representative body for staff caring for medical patients in the acute hospital setting. Background: Formed in 2000, SAM was established at…

  • Quality Standards

    SAM has always been committed to the highest standards of practice. Please find below documents relating to our standards of quality: Acute Kidney Injury Quality Standard: December 2014, this quality…

  • Clinical Quality Indicators for Acute Medical Unit

    The Clinical Quality Indicators which have been in use by a number of Acute Medical Units since January 2011. Download the full document here.

Council Members

  • Nick Scriven

    Nick Scriven President

    Nick Scriven has been a consultant in acute medicine at Halifax Hospital since 2001 and was appointed medical non-trainee representative on SAM’s council in April 2012.

  • Susan Crossland

    Susan Crossland Vice-President

    Sue is an Acute Physician and has worked in Bradford Royal Infirmary since 2012. She is TPD for FY1s in her Trust and her main interests lie in education and ambulatory care.

  • Mark Holland

    Mark Holland Immediate Past President

    Mark was first appointed as a consultant geriatrician at University Hospital of South Manchester 1999 and commenced as a consultant acute physician in 2004. He was SAM Secretary from 2010 to 2013.

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