Following today’s release of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Pressure has been rising substantially in many parts of the country over recent weeks with growing concerns of overcrowding in both emergency and acute medical units, compromising infection control and patient safety. “This is being…

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A senior medic has said the lack of action taken to address the drop in non-COVID-19 emergency attendances at hospitals nationwide is “deeply concerning”. Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said clinicians had been raising concerns for the past three weeks about people with a range of conditions –…

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