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Top doctor warns bank holiday could break hospitals

A top doctor has warned the upcoming bank holiday could break NHS hospitals that are already struggling with winter levels of pressure. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the system had not recovered from an “Easter hangover” – and the three-day weekend could “exacerbate things further”. He said medics from […]

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Senior medic says NHS leaders have “heaped pressure” on hospitals by failing to overhaul four-hour A&E target

Following today’s announcements regarding standards in the NHS, a senior medic has said NHS leaders have “heaped pressure” on hospitals during recent chaotic winters by failing to overhaul the four-hour A&E target. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said the organisation had been calling for change since 2016. “Back in 2016, […]

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NHS data shows “massive stress” on system – SAM president

Following the release today of weekly NHS winter performance data, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “As we approach the holiday season the pressure on the frontline of healthcare is ever-increasing. “Figures show a continued week-on-week decline in emergency department performance against the four-hour target with delays across the system. […]

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