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Ten priorities for action to improve the care of acutely ill patients

Embargoed until 00.01 Thursday 18 July 2013 Ten priorities for action to improve the care of acutely ill patients Four organisations whose members are responsible for the care of acute patients in hospital, today set out ten priorities for action to address the challenges faced by urgent and emergency care services. These challenges include: Rising demand […]

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SAM comment to BBC Article: Ambulances 'facing regular delays at A&E'

Dr Chris Roseveare comments on an article on the BBC website (13.12.11) which highlights the increasing delays ambulance staff are experiencing when handing patients over to the care of A&E. Dr Roseveare says: ‘This is a huge challenge for Acute Medical Units (AMUs) as well for Emergency Departments, particularly at this time of year. Having to wait […]

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SAM comment on Telegraph article: "New doctors feel unable to treat seriously ill patients"

Dr Chris Roseveare comments on an article in today’s Telegraph (13.12.11) which highlights research which found junior doctors feel ill-prepared to manage acutely unwell patients. Dr Roseveare says: ‘This is yet more evidence of the need to provide adequate support and supervision for newly qualified doctors, 7 days per week. Recognition and management of acutely unwell […]

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