Political spin “in full swing” as NHS crisis deepens – SAM president

Following the release today of NHS performance data for July, Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:

“This broken record has been playing for so long now that our warnings about the crises engulfing the NHS barely have any impact on those at the top.

“It is just those staff on the frontline who are run into the ground every day seeing and treating more patients with less resource to do so suffering the consequences.

“This week demonstrates political spin is back in full swing under Boris Johnson’s leadership, with massive funding announcements and talk of artificial intelligence while the issues on the ground remain unaddressed.”