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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SENIOR MEDIC CALLS FOR “SUBSTANCE BEFORE SOUNDBITE” FROM THE GOVERNMENT   A senior medic has called for the government to put “substance before soundbite” when it comes to the realities of the effects of COVID-19 on the NHS.   Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said despite regular references…

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The FAMUS group were delighted to be short-listed for a BMJ award in the Education category. This is an excellent recognition of the work the team have done to bring point of care ultrasound to trainees across the UK. The nomination recognises the work the team have done in bringing FAMUS from a neat idea…

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On 2 January, the Society for Acute Medicine issued the below press release calling on the government to announce its contingency plans ahead of “potentially the worst January” the NHS has faced. https://www.acutemedicine.org.uk/news/top-doctor-calls-on-government-to-announce-nhs-contingency-plans-ahead-of-worst-january/ This was covered by The Guardian, ITV News, the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, the i newspaper, The Sun and The Morning…

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Press Release – Strictly under embargo until Thursday 6th March 2014, 00.01 Commenting on the King’s Fund, ‘Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population’ paper, published today (Thursday 6 March) Dr Mark Holland,Vice-President of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) said: “As a geriatrician working in an Acute Medical Unit (AMU),…

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STRICTLY EMBARGOED – FOR RELEASE: 04/12/2010 00:01 7-day consultant present care: ‘A ground-breaking document, which will shape the future of care for patients in hospital’ The Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) has been a strong advocate of seven day consultant-led care for patients who are admitted to hospital in an emergency. The recent publication of…

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