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The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care

Please find attached a copy of the House of Lords Report into the sustainability of the NHS published April 5th (The Patel Review) The key recommendations are A tax-funded, free-at-the-point-of-use NHS is the most efficient way of delivering health care and should remain in place now and in the future. For that principle to remain, […]

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Case reviewers required – Acute Heart Failure Study

NCEPOD are recruiting a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals with a working interest in Acute Heart Failure. Please see attached poster for more information. NCEPOD Acute HF Study Case Reviewer Advert_30 March 2017

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Acute medicine: The solution the NHS chooses to ignore

By Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine Figures show that, since November 2014, performance data for A&E departments in England to meet the four-hour emergency access target has consistently declined. This does not reflect the quality of care delivered by our colleagues in A&E departments, instead it tells us that our […]

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SAM president responds to chancellor’s Spring Budget

Commenting on today’s Budget announcement, Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Any investment in social care and the NHS is welcome but, as the chancellor said himself, it is not just about money but about strategy. “That is something we in acute medicine, as pioneers of seven-day services, have highlighted […]

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STPs need to convince us of ability to deliver – SAM president

Following the King’s Fund report into Sustainability and Transformation Plans, Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The King’s Fund report provides an intelligent and balanced description of STPs. In acute medicine we continue to face unprecedented demand for our service and so any reduction in the provision of acute care […]

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‘Government must accept we now face national emergency in NHS’ – SAM president

Following data released by NHS England yesterday which revealed 65 hospital trusts have issued warnings they are under heavy pressures and six have declared the highest state of emergency at some point, Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “For many months the Society for Acute Medicine has articulated a consistent […]

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RCP letter to PM a ‘significant milestone’

Following the Royal College of Physicians’ letter to the Prime Minister regarding the current situation in the NHS, Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The letter dated 10th January 2016 from the office of the president of the Royal College of Physicians of London to the Prime Minister, and co-signed […]

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SAM in the media 2017

On 2 January, the Society for Acute Medicine issued the below press release calling on the government to announce its contingency plans ahead of “potentially the worst January” the NHS has faced. http://www.acutemedicine.org.uk/news/top-doctor-calls-on-government-to-announce-nhs-contingency-plans-ahead-of-worst-january/ This was covered by The Guardian, ITV News, the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, the i newspaper, The Sun and The Morning […]

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