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NHS Providers report into community services ‘shocking and extremely concerning’ – SAM president

Commenting on a report released today by NHS Providers which says promises to bring more patient care closer to home by prioritising NHS community services have fallen flat, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This is shocking news and extremely concerning. From my point of view the only thing preventing […]

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Senior medic fears repeat of “nightmare winter”

A senior medic fears a repeat of this year’s “nightmare winter” in the NHS due to a “reluctance to think radically”. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said it was the “definition of stupidity” to believe the current “flawed” system could remain in place when it is no longer effective. “Earlier […]

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Pre-planned operations ‘should be cancelled for two months each year’

By Ella Pickover, Press Association health correspondent Scrapping all pre-planned procedures for two months of the year may be one radical solution to the NHS’s winter pressure problems, the Society for Acute Medicine has said. In an interview with the Press Association, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the society, which represents doctors who specialise in […]

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