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SAMBA18 Interim Report

SAMBA18 Interim Report

The 7th Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA18) provides a snapshot of the care provided for acutely unwell medical patients in the United Kingdom (UK) over a 24-hour period on Thursday 28th June 2018. The report is written for the benefit of everyone involved in acute medical care, including healthcare professionals, commissioners of healthcare, […]

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NICE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults

This quality standard covers the assessment, diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It does not cover prevention, screening or case finding. For more information see the COPD topic overview. This quality standard was previously called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease quality standard. In February 2016, this quality standard was updated. A new statement on emergency […]

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NICE: COPD Update

The Society for Acute Medicine is formally supporting the NICE quality standard COPD update. More information about the quality standard can be found at: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-qsd122

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An Evaluation of Consultant Input into Acute Medical Admissions Management in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

In 2010 SAM collaborated with RCP London to produce this report on the organisation of services for managing Acute Medical Admissions. Key Findings The vast majority of hospitals (123 out of 126) surveyed have an established AMU. Most hospitals (88%) have a recognized clinical lead for acute medical admissions, and a large proportion of these […]

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Guidelines

Guidelines relevant to the practice of Acute Medicine have been collected and are available in the Guidelines section of the Document Library

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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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SAMCoventry Presentations and Posters

To view the conference presentations, click on the titles below. Those without links will be available here soon. THURSDAY 9 MAY PLENARY 1: MANAGING THE DETERIORATING PATIENT How should the deteriorating patient be managed? The Intensivist’s Perspective, Professor Julian Bion (not available) The Acute Physician’s Perspective, Dr Arun Chaudhuri The Nursing Perspective, Rachel Binks   […]

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ACUMEN

ACUMEN

ACUMEN, the free, interactive e-learning resource for trainees in acute and general medicine, is now available to use. The resource, which has been developed by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians in collaboration with DH e-Learning for Healthcare, enables trainees to develop key skills in line with the acute medicine curriculum. With the introduction […]

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Delivering a 12-hour, 7-day consultant presence on the AMU

The fourth in the series of acute care toolkits from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has been produced in collaboration with the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM). The toolkit focuses on changes to the organisation of care, working practices and medical rotas to ensure a consultant physician is available to review acutely ill patients on the acute medical […]

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