SAM president says coronavirus plans “working well” but major outbreak would bring “immense stress”

In response to questions about the ability of the NHS to manage a widespread outbreak of coronavirus, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Rightly so the government, Public Health England and the NHS are working hard to manage the coronavirus situation and that co-ordination has been working well for the […]


SAM warns changing targets for political expediency “plain wrong”

Following comments made today by health secretary Matt Hancock regarding potentially removing the four-hour emergency access target, SAM president Dr Susan Crossland and immediate past president Dr Nick Scriven raised their concerns. Dr Crossland said: “Potentially scrapping the target because it is no longer being met shows the disregard this current government has for improving […]


Leading medical body calls for politicians to address “elephant in the room” following worst performance on record

A leading medical body has called on politicians to address the “elephant in the room” during campaigning before any further “puff” announcements on the NHS are made after the worst A&E performance figures on record were released today. The Society for Acute Medicine has warned acute and emergency care in the NHS is “imploding” – […]