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Dr Elizabeth Myers, nursing consultant at NHS Tayside was awarded the Society for Acute Medicine’s (SAM) honorary life fellowship in Manchester on Thursday 11th of October at the SAM 6th International Conference.
It is the first time a member of the nursing staff is awarded an honorary life fellowship by SAM and demonstrates SAM’s commitment to the importance of the multi-professional team in acute medicine. Dr Myers was an executive council member of SAM from 2002 to 2011 and is a strong and powerful advocate for patients, nurses and allied health professionals. The fellowship is a recognition of her invaluable input and work with SAM.
Dr Elizabeth Myers said: “I am extremely honoured to receive this award and I hope it will encourage other nurses to take up leadership roles. It is only by working as a team that we will truly improve patient care”.
Dr Chris Roseveare, SAM President said: “I was delighted to be able to present this award to Elizabeth, on behalf of the Society for Acute Medicine, in recognition of the huge contribution which she made to the development of acute medicine over the past decade”.
Dr Myers remains passionately committed to promoting nursing in acute medicine and is proud to have been part of the growth of the specialty and to have had the opportunity to influence the multi-professional ethos of SAM.
Note to editors:
- Acute medicine (also known as acute internal medicine) is the specialty which deals with the immediate and early treatment of adult patients with a variety of medical conditions who present in hospital as emergencies.
- The Society for Acute Medicine is the national representative body for the speciality of acute medicine and represents around a thousand members.
- Dr Myers trained as a general nurse at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and undertook specialist training general intensive care at Guy’s Hospital in London. She has two research degrees and a PhD from Glasgow Caledonian University.
- Dr Myers has been a nurse consultant for acute medicine in NHS Tayside since 2001.
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