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Half of same day emergency care units “impaired”

Almost half of units set-up across the NHS to deliver same day emergency care have been “impaired” due to pressures on hospitals for extra beds. An audit conducted by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) showed 45% of same day emergency care (SDEC) units, previously known as ambulatory emergency care, had “functioning impaired” by hospital […]

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AGM – 10 Oct 2019

Annual General Meeting of the Society for Acute Medicine Harrogate Convention Centre Thursday 10th October, 5:35pm SAM AGM Agenda 2019 SAM Bournemouth 2018 AGM – Minutes SAM Council and committee members Oct 2019 Annual General Meeting 2019 notice

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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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