Research

SAMBA’14 – Save the date!

SAMBA 2014 A big thank you again to those who contributed to SAMBA ‘13, the Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit. The audit has been a real success in that it attracted 43 units, data from over 1400 patients and contributions from nearly 100 Acute Physicians from all over the UK. You have probably seen the first […]

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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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Seven Day Working for Consultants in the Acute Medical Unit

Introduction This statement has been produced by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) to explain why we believe that consultant-led care must be consistently delivered in all acute medical units (AMUs) in the UK, 7 days per week. Background The speciality of Acute Medicine was developed over the past decade to ensure that patients receive […]

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SAM Benchmarking Audit

20th June is an important day in the SAM calendar as it is the date of the Second Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit (SAMBA 2013), which is once again being organised by Dr Chris Subbe, Dr David Ward, Dr Ivan LeJeune and Dr Charlotte Masterton-Smith. This is a vital opportunity to document the fantastic work […]

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Consultants and higher speciality trainees in acute medicine survey

The importance of ‘generalism’ in the future of in-patient care in the UK has been highlighted in a number of recent publications. Later this year the Royal College of Physicians of London is planning to publish the report of its Future Hospital Commission, in which continuity of consultant care will be a key theme. A […]

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