We want to hear from you. Please get in touch, we are responding to many enquiries from interest in Acute Medicine competencies to help in developing a safe and effective workforce that meets the unique demands of Acute Medicine.

Membership - What's in it for me?

It has never been easier to become a member of SAM. We offer access to all SAMinars and training resources. Our SAminers are uniquely focused on the learning needs of the MDT. Your membership also offers reduced cost for attendance of conferences. Your membership also includes online access to the Acute Medicine Journal.

Stay on top of the most cutting-edge acute medical research, discuss challenges and triumphs with colleagues, and influence the future of this exciting young speciality.


Nursing at the Society of Acute Medicine is represented on the SAM council by Elaine Clark (ACP) and Tash Kelly (Nursing) who raise the voice for all nurses working in Acute Medicine as part of the MDT.

Our current aims and ambitions for Acute Medicine Nursing:


To Support

Committed to supporting workforce re-design to ensure appropriate guidance is available to shape Acute Medical Units across the country.

This includes revising the toolkits to reflect the workload and acuity that Acute Medical Units are faced with using data analysis.

This is a lengthy project. If you are interested in joining please contact us.


To Grow

The Nursing workforce is the largest body working in Acute Medicine however this is not reflected in the SAM membership.

We are looking to strengthen and expand this membership ensuring that core Acute Medical Nurses are well represented.

Please let us know what would motivate you to join the SAM family


To Develop

We are currently revising the nursing/AHP career framework to better reflect current Acute Medical complexities.

This is a large piece of work being undertaken by a dedicated team of people representing the 4 nations.

Get in contact if you want to join the group on this exciting project.


To Share

We know there is great work out there, we need to share it.

Please get in touch to share your successes, innovations and ways of working.


Quality Standards for Acute Medical Units

Workforce Planning Considerations for Acute Medical Units

Acute Medicine enhanced Care Guidance (RCN Endorsed)

Six to Help Fix