Save the Date 5-6 October 2021, London- Society for Acute Medicine’s 15th International Conference

Save the Date! Society for Acute Medicine’s 15th International Conference 5-6 October 2021, QE11 London The 15th annual international conference takes place on the 5-6 October 2021. Our hope is that this will be a hybrid conference at the QEII London, with both in-person and virtual attendance possible. The Scientific Programme Committee are working to…

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Bed occupancy well above 90% “dangerous” – SAM past president

Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, comments on current NHS pressures, the challenges being faced by staff and actions required to tackle some of the underlying issues across the system. He said: “Across our hospitals staff are facing pressures much like those seen in mid-winter, with bed occupancy levels…

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Acute Medicine SCE Exam Board Member

 vacancy we currently have advertised for a member  for the SCE Acute Medicine Exam Board. Would you please advertise this on your website, with the deadline of applications being 7 June 2021. More information can be found here Applications for the posts, should be submitted to Kate Beaumont  by Monday 7 June 2021, in the…

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Performance figures “extremely worrying” with some units operating at 100% capacity – SAM president

Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:  “These figures are extremely worrying. Compared to April last year it shows a 104% rise in A&E attendances and a 56% rise in admissions – and 12-hour delays have more than doubled. “Although it is hard to comprehensively…

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CQC National Professional Advisor- Medicine

draw your attention to this important opportunity to support care improvement in Medical Care. The CQC are appointing a National Advisor for Medicine.  This is a two day a week post, and will work closely with RCP and others.  It is a great opportunity for us to join up regulatory work of CQC, and professional…

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SAM backs RCEM ‘winter-proofing’ campaign as concerns grow over demand

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has today launched a new campaign, Summer to Recover: Winter-Proofing Urgent and Emergency Care for 2021, which outlines a series of actions, recommendations and guidance to help ‘winter-proof’ the urgent and emergency care system. Commenting on the campaign, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine,…

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