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Acute News Winter 2013

Acute News Winter 2013 edition is here! Acute News brings you the most up-to-date SAM and acute medicine news. This Winter 2013 edition includes some Q&As with new faces on council including SAM President Dr Alistair Douglas, an exclusive article on the development of acute medicine in Kurdistan and a piece by Dr Mark Temple […]

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The Society for Acute Medicine response to the Cavendish Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) welcomes the two key recommendations supporting training and development of Health Care Assistants (HCAs) from the Cavendish Review published today. Firstly, the document proposes a national ‘certificate in fundamental care’ and secondly, ‘development of a career framework’ for HCAs working in health and social care. Both […]

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Response to NHS England High quality care for all, now and for future generations report.

For immediate release: 17/06/2013 The Society for Acute Medicine welcomes the publication of NHS England’s new report addressing emerging principles from the urgent and emergency care review. These principles are in line with SAM’s commitment to seven day working for consultants in acute medical units; early recognition and implementation of National Early Warning Scores across […]

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Response to NCEPOD Measuring the units report

STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE 14/06/2013 00:01 The Society for Acute Medicine: Response to NCEPOD Measuring the Units report This report highlights the growing problem of alcohol-related illness which will be well recognised by all staff working on acute medical units (AMUs). Dr Chris Roseveare, President of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) said: ‘We […]

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Right Patient, Right Bed

EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 HOURS THURSDAY 9 MAY 2013 Right patient, right bed A new toolkit from the Royal College of Physicians for the recognition and care of seriously ill patients recommends that patients admitted as emergencies should only transfer out of the acute medical unit to a ward area that has facilities to meet their clinical […]

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SAM response to the Shape of Training report

Official response by Dr Alistair Douglas & Dr Mark Holland to Shape of Training report dating January 2014 is available here (PDF). The Society for Acute Medicine welcomes the Shape of Training report and supports the underlying principles of: The move towards generalism recognizing that acute medicine has many specialists who focus on the generality of acute medical […]

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Cancer patients in crisis: responding to urgent needs

STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE: 21/11/2012 00:01 Supportive Statement to the RCP’s Cancer patients in crisis report The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) urges healthcare professionals working in the acute settings to make use of the recommendations laid out by Royal College of Physicians in the report Cancer patients in crisis: responding to urgent needs. […]

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Landmark Quality Standards launch on Acute Medicine Awareness Day to improve emergency care for hospital patients.

STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE 20/06/2012 00.01AM A landmark document designed to establish consistent standards of care for patients admitted to Acute Medical Units (AMUs) across the UK launches on 20th June. The document, ‘Quality Standards for Acute Medical Units’, is produced by the West Midlands Quality Review Service in association with the Society for […]

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Acute News Autumn Edition 2013

Acute News Autumn 2013 edition is here! Acute News brings you the most up-to-date SAM and acute medicine news. This autumn 2013 edition includes an exclusive interview with Gemma Finnegan, social media expert on all things healthcare related; a preview of abcdeSIM, a new Dutch virtual learning tool for the acute setting and a summary of events […]

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