SAM SDEC Position Statement May 2024

Same Day Emergency Care: A need to pause and Reset! The recommendations in this statement aim to reinforce and complement the recent joint guidance from Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) and Royal College of Emergency Medicine2 explicitly acknowledging these principles, outlining what medical SDEC is and, as importantly, isn’t. To view the recommendations see below

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Joint statement from RCEM and SAM re Same Day Emergency Care

This statement is a follow up to the joint statement issued in 2019 by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) regarding the delivery of same day emergency care (SDEC) in England following the launch of the 2019 Long Term Plan for the NHS in England. Please see statement below

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‘Missing an admission the whole system is broken’ – SAM past president on government plan

Commenting on health secretary Therese Coffey’s statement in the House of Commons and the release today of the government’s Our Plan for Patients, Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Our concerns remain ever-present despite the health secretary’s outline of the government’s Plan for Patients today. “As usual we have…

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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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