SAM London 2021: Day two

A brilliant second day at SAM conference today with another excellent array of speakers and sessions covering everything from sepsis and street drugs, to infectious diseases in marginalised communities and complaints handling.

Cat Atkin led the largest Society for Acute Medicine Benchmarking Audit in the UK with 158 units and almost 9,000 patients and presented the findings, while cancer care on the acute medical unit provided much important learning and education.

Dr Amir Jehangir presented on reversing DOAC related GI bleeds in acute medicine and deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van Tam delivered the president’s invites lecture, taking the time to thank acute physicians for the work they have done during the pandemic.

Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt MP, chair of the Health and Social Care Committee, discussed resetting the NHS post-Covid and Lt Colonel Lucy Lamb highlighted the work of the Armed Forces within the NHS during the pandemic.

In addition, Dr Mike Jones was awarded a SAM
honorary fellowship.

President of SAM, Dr Susan Crossland, gave her closing address – read more here – and new SAM president Dr Tim Cooksley concluded with the poster presentation awards. 

Visit the conference website – – to view the full programme and other conference details, included how to watch on demand.