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Time to Act – Urgent Care and A&E: the patient perspective

On 3 June, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Patients Association released their joint report, Time to Act – Urgent Care and A&E: the patient perspective. Commenting on the report, Dr Alistair Douglas, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Getting patients with urgent care needs to the right place, first time is […]

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Acute Medicine Specialty Certificate Examining Board Vacancies

The Society for Acute Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK are seeking to appoint two members of the Acute Medicine SCE Board. The successful applicants will assist the Chair and Medical Secretary in the running of the SCE to ensure that all academic objectives and standards set by […]

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NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committee recruitment

NICE is currently recruiting for additional members to join their Quality Standards Advisory Committees (QSAC) to support delivery of the library of quality standards topics. NICE’s quality standards are central to supporting the Government’s vision for a health and social care system focused on delivering the best possible outcomes for people who use services. Derived […]

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SAM Bristol: Early Bird Discount Ends 28 Feb!

Our Spring conference which is being held at the Bristol this year on 7-8 May 2015 is fast approaching! If you have not yet registered for the event, the early bird discount is closing on 28 February! To register click here! The submission date for abstracts closes on 8 March 2015. To submit and abstract click here!

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Invitation to join the NICE Indicators Advisory Committee

The NICE Indicators Advisory Committee prioritises, reviews and develops indicators for a range of purposes including for potential use in the Primary Care Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicators Set (CCG OIS). Recruitment for membership of the Indicators Advisory Committee starts today and we are seeking applications for the […]

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RCP London Future Hospital Officer Role

New Future Hospital officer role The RCP is looking to recruit a clinician, working the equivalent of 2PAs a week, to support the delivery of the Future Hospital Programme. The role will include championing the work of the Future Hospital Programme within and beyond the RCP. We are looking to recruit an RCP fellow who […]

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The Kings Fund Report- The Reconfiguration of Clinical Services

The pressure to reconfigure clinical services is likely to increase. A new report from The King’s Fund aims to help those leading major reconfigurations to ensure that change is as evidence-based as possible. It takes as its starting point all reviews conducted by NCAT between 2007 and 2012; the first review of such a large […]

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NICE Acute Medical Emergencies Guideline Development Group: Post Available

The additional position of acute physician has now become available alongside other posts to be on the Development Group for the NICE Acute Medical Emergencies Guideline. For information on the role and the person specification please see the link below: http://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/join-a-committee/member-acute-medical-emergencies-service-guidance-guideline-development-group The deadline for this position is 5pm Thursday 1st January 2015.

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CQC report on out-of-hours GP services

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has released a report on out-of-hours GP services on 3rd October 2014. For information on this, please see the links below for the CQC website and the report. http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/most-out-hours-gps-deliver-excellent-care-improvements-are-still-needed CQC Out-of-hours Report

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RCP London President Jane Dacre comments on SAM in her Newsletter

Please see below the comments made about the Society for Acute Medicine from RCP London President Jane Dacre: ‘Society for Acute Medicine I finished the week at the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) conference in Brighton. Acute physicians have been proactive in establishing themselves as a new specialty, and developing an evidence base for the […]

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In the news this week…22nd of September till 28th September 2014

Headlines… Inspection and Regulation. (NHE, 26.09.14) RCP names Future Hospital Development Sites. (NHE, 23.09.14) Toolkit will help sepsis diagnosis and treatment. (Hospital Dr, 23.09.14) Hospital pilot sites will improve care of elderly. (Hospital Dr, 23.09.14) A&E closures hurt patients and doctors. (Telegraph, 22.09.14) Other News in Brief… Politicians “have too little regard for evidence”. (Hospital […]

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In the news this week…15th of September till 21st September 2014

Headlines… Stop reorganising the NHS and invest more, says Royal College of Physicians. (Telegraph, 15.09.14) NHS needs ‘sustainable’ funding from next government – King’s Fund. (National Health Executive, 17.09.14) We bailed out the banks, we can afford to save the NHS. (The Guardian, 18.09.14) NHS England proposes new standards for congenital heart disease services. (NHS, […]

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In the news this week…6th of September till 14th September 2014

Headlines… Acute coronary syndromes. (NICE, 11.09.14) Time to tackle ‘exit block’ in A&E units. (Hospital Dr, 10.09.14) Public health funding allocations for 2015 to 2016 announced. (GOV, 09.09.14) Healthcare funds distribution unfair, audit finds. (The Guardian, 11.09.14) Weekend staff shortages are the fatal flaw at the heart of the NHS. (The Guardian, 08.09.14) Other News […]

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In the news this week…25th of August till 29th 2014

Headlines… More physician associates to be added to NHS to support doctors. ( Hospital Dr, 28.8.2014) Joint statement on the announcement of more physician associates. (RCP London, 22.8.2014) Strain on A&E as admissions at winter levels. (Herald Scotland, 29.8.2014)   Other News in Brief… New assessments for non-European nurses to be introduced. ( The Guardian, […]

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NICE Evidence Update on acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding!

We are pleased to inform you that an Evidence Update on ‘acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding’ has been published. NICE Evidence Updates help to reduce the need for individuals, managers and commissioners to search for new evidence and keep health and social care professionals up-to-date with new research. While Evidence Updates do not replace current accredited guidance and do not […]

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SAM Brighton e-News June 2014

We are travelling to the wonderful south coast to Brighton for our 8th International Scientific Conference on the 2-3 October 2014. Read all about it here.

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