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Top doctor says he “fears for patients and staff” as UK prepares for record temperatures

A senior medic has said he “fears for patients and staff” as parts of the UK look set to experience record temperatures. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said staff were “struggling” as “few lessons had been learned” from last year’s heatwaves. There were more than 800 excess deaths during summer […]

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Equality and Diversity and Complaints Policies

As the society expands, we need to ensure that we have robust policies in place to ensure we maintain our standards as an organisation. We have recently worked with our lawyers to produce policies for Equality and diversity and also a complaints procedure. They can be found below. Equality and Diversity Policy Complaints Policy Please […]

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SAM welcomes new patient safety strategy

By Dr Susan Crossland, vice-president of the Society for Acute Medicine The new NHS patient safety strategy was launched this week by Dr Aidan Fowler, NHS national director of patient safety. He has promised to listen and work continuously to improve patient safety within the NHS. He spoke of insight, involvement and improvement as the […]

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Top doctor says government must “get a grip” on the NHS or risk “irreparable workforce damage”

A top doctor has said the government “must get a grip” on its handling of the NHS or face inflicting “irreparable damage” on the workforce. Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said England was “lagging way behind” its devolved counterparts on the introduction of safe nurse staffing levels. And he warned […]

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FAMUS shortlisted for BMJ award

The FAMUS group were delighted to be short-listed for a BMJ award in the Education category. This is an excellent recognition of the work the team have done to bring point of care ultrasound to trainees across the UK. The nomination recognises the work the team have done in bringing FAMUS from a neat idea […]

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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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