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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SAMBA23 National Report

The SAMBA23 national report is now available here. We are grateful for all the work put into taking part in SAMBA23 at each participating site – SAMBA would not be possible without you.  If you require a copy of your local report or data, or have any other queries, please email us at samba@acutemedicine.org.uk.

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‘PM’s speech woefully under-represents conditions currently being experienced by NHS patients and staff’ – SAM president

Commenting on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak‘s speech earlier today (04 January) in which he outlined how “NHS waiting lists will fall and people will get the care they need more quickly”, Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The PM’s comments seem to overlook the fact there will be no elective…

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SAMBA22 National Report

The SAMBA22 national report is now available here. A massive thank you once again to all who took part in SAMBA22 – SAMBA would not be possible without you.  If you require a copy of your local report or data, or have any other queries, please email us at samba@acutemedicine.org.uk.

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Call for Nominations February 2022

It is time for Elections! The following positions are being advertised: SAM Physician Associate Job Description SAM IT Lead Please see the attached letter outlining the details. The deadline for applications is 14 February.

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NICE: End of life care for adults – Quality standard [QS13]

This quality standard covers care for adults (aged 18 and over) who are approaching the end of their life. This includes people who are likely to die within 12 months, people with advanced, progressive, incurable conditions and people with life-threatening acute conditions. It also covers support for their families and carers. It includes care provided…

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Council Members 2021

NAME POSITION Start Date End Date   SAM Directors     Sue Crossland Past Immediate President Sep-21 Sep-23 Tim Cooksley President  Sep-21 Sep-23 Nick Murch President Elect Sep-21 Sep-23 Vicky Price  Secretary May-22 May-25 Micheal Wheble Treasurer Oct-19 Oct-22 SAM Council     Nick Smallwood England Regional Representative Sep-20 Sep-23 Mcheal Trimble Northern Ireland Regional…

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