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A Vision for the Future

Acute News caught up with the Society’s new President, Dr Chris Roseveare, shortly after he took over the role at the SAM meeting in London to discuss his vision for the speciality over the next two years. Chris has always been an extremely committed and active SAM member; he was Treasurer for nearly eight years and Vice President […]

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'A Fantastic Event'

Acute Medicine: Making it Safer, Doing it Better: the 5th International Conference of the Society for Acute Medicine, Imperial College, London, 29-30th September 2011 Six hundred acute medicine professionals descended on an unseasonally hot and humid London to attend the 5th international SAM conference. Delegates from around the UK were joined by a large number […]

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SAM London; our best event yet

At least that’s what our President says and of course he is a man of both taste and integrity. Sadly he is also a man who will be leaving us at the end of the SAM London Conference. Acute News cornered Dr Philip Dyer to find out what he is most looking forward to at […]

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Trainee News

SAM conference The 5th International SAM meeting is being held on 29th and 30th September 2011, at Imperial College in London. As usual, there is a packed programme with a diverse range of topics and speakers – hopefully something for everyone! The trainee session is taking place at the end of the first day in […]

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SAM’s Acute Medicine Awareness Event

The Society is researching the possibility of an acute medicine awareness day, or possibly, week, to be launched next year. The event will aim to raise the profile of acute internal medicine with other healthcare professionals and departments as we believe our specialty must be clearly understood within primary and secondary care settings before we […]

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Conference competition winners announced!

Recently the SAM Research and Audit Group launched a project that aims to collate the details of all AMUs in the UK to help develop a closer working relationship between the Society and its members. As a small incentive to take part in the SAMURAI survey (please do submit your entry here) SAM offered members […]

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August trainee changeover endangers patients, research finds

Research carried out by the Society and the RCPE which discovered that 90 per cent of doctors believe patient safety is compromised during the August trainee changeover garnered a huge amount of media coverage last month. The survey results also showed that the majority of respondents think the changeover negatively affects both patient care and doctors’ […]

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Professor Derek Bell interviews the Health Secretary

On 1st June, in his role as Director of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London, SAM’s own Professor Derek Bell interviewed the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley on how he feels the new government can drive forward improvements to the NHS. The interview […]

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A Spring Meeting to Remember

Thursday May 5th, 300 delegates descended on Bristol, some clutching posters, some steadying their nerves before presenting, all excited about a programme that crammed in the good, the bad and the clinical. Professor Derek Bell started things off with a ‘call to arms’, it is time, he said, for acute medicine to embrace seven day […]

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SAM raises concerns over consecutive bank holidays

A recent SAM survey found that many hospitals have no plans in place to ensure a high standard patient care during the Easter and Royal wedding bank holidays. During the eleven days from the 22nd April to 2nd May, there will be only three normal working days in numerous NHS trusts. As SAM President Dr […]

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