Society for Acute Medicine – “perfect storm” round-up

November 2015

In July 2015, we discussed the possibility of an interview with Sky News health correspondent Thomas Moore. We arranged for this to take place with SAM president Dr Mark Holland in October and it was broadcast on Sky News in November.

http://news.sky.com/story/1586055/medics-warn-a-and-e-units-facing-perfect-storm 

This interview received widespread follow-up media coverage, including articles in The Sun (page four), The Times (page four), the Daily Express (page two) and the Daily Mail (page 19).

It also appeared online on all major news media websites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34790100

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/12/nhs-misses-main-targets-ande-cancer-referrals-ambulence-september

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/patients-endure-longer-ae-waiting-6822185

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/619092/NHS-winter-nightmare

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3315571/NHS-breaking-point-winter-started-Hospitals-forced-turn-patients-away-bedblocking-hits-record-high.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11991322/Record-levels-of-NHS-bed-blocking-as-winter-looms.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11990662/AandE-crisis-NHS-slips-on-four-hour-waiting-target-in-England.html

http://www.heart.co.uk/news/uk-world/medics-warn-ae-units-facing-perfect-storm/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/nhs/11991858/Junior-doctors-to-have-first-all-out-strike-in-history-British-Medical-Association-warns.htm 

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/12/hunt-condemns-junior-doctors-extreme-three-day-strike-proposal

The Sky interview, in addition to being repeated throughout the day on the Sky News channel, prompted mentions on a number of commercial radio station news bulletins and additional interviews with Dr Holland – LBC – and Dr Nick Scriven – BBC Radio 5 Live. Clips from Dr Scriven’s interview were also used on numerous other BBC stations, including BBC Radio 2 and all BBC regional stations.

SAM and Dr Holland’s comments were broadcast on the following stations: Wave 102 FM, Splash FM, Original 106, Palm FM, Kingdom FM, Magic London, TFM, Key 103, Magic Leeds, Northsound 1 Aberdeen, Magic Tees, Radio Borders, Wave 105.2, Hallam FM, Clyde One FM, City Talk FM Liverpool, Academy FM Thanet,107 Jack FM, Lincolnshire FM, The Breeze (East Hampshire), Tay FM Dundee, Moray Firth Radio, Aire FM Leeds, Rock FM Preston, CFM Radio Carlisle, Radio Carmarthenshire, Bro Radio, Swansea Sound, Heart Hampshire, Free Radio,  Shropshire & Black Country, Heart Kent, Gem 106, Heart North Devon, Heart Exeter, Heart Plymouth, Talksport, Heart Sussex and Kerrang.

Dr Scriven’s interview on BBC 5 Live was covered by: BBC Radio 2, BBC West Midlands, BBC Essex, BBC Newcastle, BBC Guernsey, BBC Cumbria, BBC Radio Surrey, BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire, BBC Hereford and Worcester, BBC Nottingham, BBC Jersey, BBC Cornwall, BBC Bristol, BBC Shropshire, BBC Northampton, BBC Three Counties, BBC Devon, BBC Suffolk, BBC Lincolnshire, BBC Somerset, BBC Oxford, BBC Leicester, BBC Leeds, BBC York, BBC Gloucester, BBC Humberside, BBC Derby and BBC Cambridgeshire.

 

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