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In the news this week…10th of February till 16th of February 2014

Headlines… Car smoking: MPs support ban when children present. (BBC, 10.02.2014) NHS has to adapt to survive, says chief executive. (The Telegraph, 11.02.2014) Thousands more could be offered statins. (NICE, 12.02.2014) Symptoms of lunch disease frequently overlooked, study finds. (The Guardian, 13.02.2014) Ex-M&S boss to advise NHS managers. (BBC, 14.02.2014) Other News in Brief… Effects […]

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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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In the news this week…3rd of February till 9th of February 2014

Headlines… Workplace drug and alcohol problems growing concern. (OnMedica, 03.02.2014) Giant patient records database ‘should be delayed’. (BBC, 04.02.2014) Staffing has improved since Francis, claims Hunt. (OnMedica, 05.02.2014) Police will have ‘backdoor’ access to health records despite opt-out, says MP. (The Guardian, 06.02.2014) Health experts urge MPs to back car smoking ban. (BBC, 07.02.2014) Other […]

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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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In the news this week…20th of January till 26th of January 2014

Headlines… We must stop searching for heroes and villains in the NHS. (Guardian Professional, 20.01.2014) Society for Acute Medicine response to 2014/2014 National Tariff Payment System. (SAM, 21.01.2014) Safe staff levels ‘should apply to NHS and care sector’. (BBC, 22.01.2014) One in four hospitals records false waiting times. (The Telegraph, 23.01.2014) Let’s not overlook what […]

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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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In the news this week…13th of January till 19th of January 2014

Headlines… Obesity crisis: Future projections ‘underestimated’. (BBC, 13.01.2014) Sharp rise in spending on A&E locum doctors. (BBC, 14.01.2014) Empowered and engaged NHS staff will provide better care. (Guardian Professional, 15.01.2014) Welsh health service needs ‘radical’ overhaul. (OnMedica, 16.01.2014) How big data could be used to predict a patient’s future. (Guardian Professional, 17.01.2014) Other News in […]

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In the news this week…6th of January till 12th of January 2014

Headlines… Leaflet drop across England on new patient data sharing plan. (National Health Executive, 06.01.2014) A&E: some patients visit units 50 times a year. (BBC, 07.01.2014) UK government allowed alcohol industry to kill minimum unit price. (Information Daily, 08.01.2014) Lack of A&E causes ‘major incident’ at Belfast hospital. (Information Daily, 09.01.2014) “Revalidation is failing to […]

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Acute News Winter 2013

Acute News Winter 2013 edition is here! Acute News brings you the most up-to-date SAM and acute medicine news. This Winter 2013 edition includes some Q&As with new faces on council including SAM President Dr Alistair Douglas, an exclusive article on the development of acute medicine in Kurdistan and a piece by Dr Mark Temple […]

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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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