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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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