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SAM president calls for ‘right support and infrastructure’ to tackle delayed discharges

Following publication of a study in the BMJ Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health which suggests the rise in mortality rates since 2015 could be explained by changes in the number of delayed discharges of NHS patients, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “We, along with many other health professionals, […]


Top doctor calls on government to ‘stop disincentivising’ NHS staff

A leading doctor has called on the government to “stop disincentivising” NHS staff with pay restraint and increasing target-led pressures. Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM), said although financial rewards were not the only issue to encourage the workforce to remain, “salaries must be fair”. He spoke out following Downing […]


Acute medicine: The solution the NHS chooses to ignore

By Dr Mark Holland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine Figures show that, since November 2014, performance data for A&E departments in England to meet the four-hour emergency access target has consistently declined. This does not reflect the quality of care delivered by our colleagues in A&E departments, instead it tells us that our […]