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Inaugural President of the Society for Acute Medicine is elected as President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

For immediate release 29th of November 2013 The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) warmly congratulates Professor Derek Bell as the incoming President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). Professor Bell was the founding President of SAM in 2000, and was a key figure in the development of the speciality over the past decade.  […]

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SAM Response to NCEPOD Report

Strictly embargoed until Friday 22 November 2013 00.01 The Society for Acute Medicine response to NCEPOD report “Managing the flow? A report on aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage” The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) welcomes the report concerning aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) (link) published by NCEPOD today (22 November 2013) which recommends: Formal networks of care should […]

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“Acute medicine consultants are central to the delivery of seven-day consultant-led care.”

Strictly embargoed until Monday 18 November 00.01 SAM response to the AoMRC “Seven Day Consultant Present Care: Implementation Considerations” report: “Acute medicine consultants are central to the delivery of seven-day consultant-led care.” The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) welcomes today’s (Monday 18 Nov) publication of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ (AoMRC) report which describes […]

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SAM Response to CEM Report

Strictly embargoed until Tuesday 8 October 00:01 The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) response to the College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) survey results on emergency department workforce. The College of Emergency Medicine (CEM) publishes today (Tuesday 8 October) the results of their survey looking into emergency department workforce in the UK. Responding to the report, […]

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Life fellowships for top UK academics at international Acute Medicine Conference

Press release: strictly embargoed until 03/10/2013 00:01 Professor Sir Ian Gilmore and Professor Derek Bell will be awarded honorary Life Fellowships by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) at its 7th international conference in Glasgow today (Thursday 3 October). The awards are in recognition of the enormous contribution that both have made to the development […]

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Society for Acute Medicine response to Ombudsman report on sepsis

Press release: strictly embargoed until 13/09/203 00:01 Society for Acute Medicine Response to Ombudsman report on sepsis. “Sepsis should be at the top of every acute physician’s priority list” Sepsis is a common cause for hospital admission and many patients with sepsis will spend the first part of their hospital stay in an acute medical […]

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Society for Acute Medicine response to RCP Future Hospital Commission

Press release: strictly embargoed until 12/09/2013 00:01 Society for Acute Medicine response to RCP Future Hospital Commission  Caring for Medical Patients: “Acute medical units are a key part of the solution” The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) welcomes the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) “Future Hospital” report published today. A key feature of the report […]

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SAM response to NHS Confederation report “Emergency care: an accident waiting to happen?”

Press release: strictly embargoed until 08/09/2013 00:01 Society for Acute Medicine response to NHS Confederation report “Emergency care: an accident waiting to happen?” Dr Chris Roseveare, SAM President said: “This document provides a stark reminder of the ongoing pressures faced by emergency departments and acute medical units across the UK. The causes of these pressures […]

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The Society for Acute Medicine response to the Cavendish Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) welcomes the two key recommendations supporting training and development of Health Care Assistants (HCAs) from the Cavendish Review published today. Firstly, the document proposes a national ‘certificate in fundamental care’ and secondly, ‘development of a career framework’ for HCAs working in health and social care. Both […]

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Response to NHS England High quality care for all, now and for future generations report.

For immediate release: 17/06/2013 The Society for Acute Medicine welcomes the publication of NHS England’s new report addressing emerging principles from the urgent and emergency care review. These principles are in line with SAM’s commitment to seven day working for consultants in acute medical units; early recognition and implementation of National Early Warning Scores across […]

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Response to NCEPOD Measuring the units report

STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE 14/06/2013 00:01 The Society for Acute Medicine: Response to NCEPOD Measuring the Units report This report highlights the growing problem of alcohol-related illness which will be well recognised by all staff working on acute medical units (AMUs). Dr Chris Roseveare, President of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) said: ‘We […]

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Right Patient, Right Bed

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 HOURS THURSDAY 9 MAY 2013 Right patient, right bed A new toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians for the recognition and care of seriously ill patients recommends that patients admitted as emergencies should only transfer out of the acute medical unit to a ward area that has facilities to meet their clinical […]

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Seven-day Present Consultant Care

STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE: 04/12/2010 00:01 7-day consultant present care: ‘A ground-breaking document, which will shape the future of care for patients in hospital’ The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) has been a strong advocate of seven day consultant-led care for patients who are admitted to hospital in an emergency. The recent publication of […]

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Cancer patients in crisis: responding to urgent needs

STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE: 21/11/2012 00:01 Supportive Statement to the RCP’s Cancer patients in crisis report The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) urges healthcare professionals working in the acute settings to make use of the recommendations laid out by Royal College of Physicians in the report Cancer patients in crisis: responding to urgent needs. […]

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