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SAM president says ‘relentless pressure’ is sign of things to come

Following the release of NHS performance data for September, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The relentless pressure seen throughout the year is an indication of what is in store this winter. “The sporadic funding announcements we’ve seen will serve only to help trusts maintain stretched services, not improve capacity […]

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NHS cash promise details ‘crucial’

A senior medic has said details of the £20 billion a year cash promise for the NHS announced by prime minister Theresa May will be “crucial” to its impact. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said it was a “welcome boost” but it must be spent on “proven effective measures”. “This […]

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Senior medic says NHS leaders must “think radically” about capacity

A senior medic has said NHS leaders must “think radically” about capacity in hospitals to avoid another winter crisis – including a potential two-month suspension of non-urgent surgery. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society forAcute Medicine, said the “massive challenges” in delivering acute and emergency care this year “will not go away or lessen […]

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Nuffield Trust readmission report figures “disturbing” says SAM president

Commenting on a report released today by the Nuffield Trust which shows the number of patients being readmitted to hospital in an emergency with potentially preventable conditions has grown significantly in the last seven years, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This report truly highlights the problems faced by acute […]

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