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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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SAM president praises regulation for “truly valued” physician associates

Following the announcement the government is set to introduce statutory regulation for physician associates, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “We are delighted to hear the news from the health secretary that he is supporting and starting the process to obtain legislation to regulate physician associates. “They are already a […]

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SAM president says ‘relentless pressure’ is sign of things to come

Following the release of NHS performance data for September, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The relentless pressure seen throughout the year is an indication of what is in store this winter. “The sporadic funding announcements we’ve seen will serve only to help trusts maintain stretched services, not improve capacity […]

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