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Awareness Day Materials

Here we have some materials that you will find useful when planning your own unit’s Awareness Day. The planning pack will guide you on how to organise awareness and fundraising events. There is a wealth of information to be found inside including ideas for fundraising activities, tips for gaining publicity, templates for press releases, and a […]

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Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS

For the benefit of our members, we have summarised the key proposals contained within the government’s recent white paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS. All GPs to join a local commissioning consortium GP consortiums to take full financial responsibility from April 2011 Patients given right to register with any general practice Patients to be […]

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President’s Message: SAM 10th Anniversary Year

This is an exciting time for the Society which is in its 10th anniversary year. It is opportune to remind members both present and future and other interested parties of the role of SAM. Rule 1 of our constitution states: The title of the Society shall be ’Society for Acute Medicine’.  Its object shall be to […]

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Controlling Conflict of Interest Position Statement

The title of the Society shall be ’Society for Acute Medicine’ (SAM). Its object shall be to promote better care of patients who present with acute medical illness. In pursuing this object the Society shall: Promote education of medical, nursing and paramedical staff in Acute Medicine. Facilitate and co-ordinate the collection of data relevant to […]

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President's Spring Email Update May 2012

With summer just around the corner many SAM members will no doubt be hoping for a few months of respite – however brief this may be! SAM remains busy as ever – this email is designed to update you on some of the activity which we have undertaken since our last communication in March. Dublin […]

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Message from the President

Dear Colleague Winter has been as busy as ever on the AMU, and although spring has now officially arrived, the pressure shows no sign of abating. Spring is a busy time for SAM as well, with our 25th meeting now only two months away. This email should bring you up to date with all the activities which we have […]

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Health and Social Care Bill Survey: Results

Summary of Key Results No of responses: 215 Analysis: 94% do not support the Health and Social Care Bill in its current form. 93% believe the Society should adopt an official stance on the Health and Social Care Bill, of these; * 3% believe our official stance should be to support the bill in its […]

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Survey on Clinical Quality Indicators for Acute Medicine

With the clinical quality indicators for acute medicine now finalised the Society would like members to participate in a survey which will determine whether units are in a position to collect the agreed data. We are also looking for units who are prepared to take part in a pilot data collection scheme. We would like […]

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Member Reminders!

New fees: From the 1st October 2011 the membership fee will rise to £95 (full price) and £45 (reduced). On the same date a direct debit payment option will be introduced. Members are reminded that they need to cancel any standing orders as these are being phased out. Online journal access: In the autumn members will […]

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SAM Strategy Update

Council members gathered in July to review their previous efforts on behalf of SAM and to plan what their next endeavours should be. Despite some technical difficulties with the video conferencing (the council was split between Edinburgh and Birmingham) determined discussion commenced at 10.30am. Dr Philip Dyer made the introductions and checked off the actions […]

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Communications survey highlights

The Society is keen to develop its communications as the membership sees fit. Did they agree that SAM and acute internal medicine should have a higher public profile? Did they want more regular news updates? And if so, how did they want to receive their news? The communications survey answered all of these questions and proved […]

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Performance survey highlights

SAM commissioned the performance survey with the aim of finding out how the members thought they were doing and to identify areas where they could improve. The majority of members – 61.2 per cent – indicated that they were fairly satisfied with what the Society provides, while a further 27 per cent said they were […]

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Logo Survey Results

Thank you to all of those who participated in the survey regarding a new logo for the Society. We’ve had an excellent response from the membership with nearly 400 responses. 69% of you preferred to stick with the existing logo so we are now taking steps to refresh it and bring it up to date.

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Message from the President: The Four Hour Target

You may be aware that the Secretary of State for Health plans to abolish the 4-hour Emergency access target from April 2011.  The council of the Society for Acute Medicine along with other National groups is concerned about this proposal as we feel this will adversely affect the quality of care for acute medical patients. […]

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