SAMBA 2021 Report

SAMBA2021 was the largest round of SAMBA to date, with 158 units taking part, collecting data for almost 9000 patients.  The SAMBA2021 national report is now available here. Local reports are still available via the CaseCapture database.  A massive thank you once again to all who took part in SAMBA 2021. Please email us with…

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Last 12 months SAM Research

SAM Research Development Grants 2021-2022 We are pleased to announce the first round of SAM grant awards. These competitively awarded small grants are aimed at supporting early-stage studies that will be of the benefit to Acute Medicine and that will produce results to underpin future larger grant applications from funding bodies such as NIHR. Further…

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SAMBA’14 – Save the date!

SAMBA 2014 A big thank you again to those who contributed to SAMBA ‘13, the Society for Acute Medicine’s Benchmarking Audit. The audit has been a real success in that it attracted 43 units, data from over 1400 patients and contributions from nearly 100 Acute Physicians from all over the UK. You have probably seen the first…

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An Evaluation of Consultant Input into Acute Medical Admissions Management in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

In 2010 SAM collaborated with RCP London to produce this report on the organisation of services for managing Acute Medical Admissions. Key Findings The vast majority of hospitals (123 out of 126) surveyed have an established AMU. Most hospitals (88%) have a recognized clinical lead for acute medical admissions, and a large proportion of these…

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Seven Day Working for Consultants in the Acute Medical Unit

Introduction This statement has been produced by the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) to explain why we believe that consultant-led care must be consistently delivered in all acute medical units (AMUs) in the UK, 7 days per week. Background The speciality of Acute Medicine was developed over the past decade to ensure that patients receive…

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