Data shows “enormous challenges” facing NHS – SAM president

11 March 2021 Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data shows again the enormous challenges we face now and into the future to recover services while also managing constant demand. “This week has been manic and flow through acute…

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SAM pays tribute to Dr Clifford Mann

The Society for Acute Medicine is deeply saddened to learn this evening (20 Feb) of the death of Dr Cliff Mann, national clinical director for urgent and emergency care for NHS England and former president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine. Cliff was a great supporter of acute medicine. He attended and spoke at…

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‘Challenges are truly daunting’ says SAM past president

Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data (14 January), Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data shows exactly how dire things are with millions of people waiting to start hospital treatment and 330,000 people waiting more than six weeks for key diagnostic tests, so…

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Doctor warns of concern for welfare of staff on medical wards

A senior doctor has warned of his concern for the welfare of staff on medical wards who are dealing with increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients (07 January). Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said up to 90 per cent of the 30,074 Covid patients now in UK hospitals were…

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