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Lifting elective surgery suspension will ‘heap pressure on system’ – SAM president

Following the National Emergency Pressures Panel’s (NEPP) decision to advise ending the suspension of non-urgent operations, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This decision will heap pressure back on the system as hospitals try to get their backlogs sorted while coping with winter. “I really do feel sorry for the […]

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NHS data shows ‘struggle to provide safe and compassionate care’ – SAM President

Following the release of NHS performance data for December which showed only 77.3% of patients were treated in emergency departments with four hours, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “These figures support the messages we have been getting from our members about conditions across the NHS and the struggle they […]

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Former SAM president receives OBE in New Year honours

Professor Derek Bell, a past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, has received an OBE in the New Year Honours list. His award is in recognition of his services to unscheduled care and quality improvement in healthcare. Prof Bell, who is currently president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, was elected the […]

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