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‘New ”normal” at unacceptably poor level’ – SAM president

Commenting today (12 May) on the latest NHS performance data, which shows a record 24,138 people had to wait more than 12 hours in A&E departments in England in April with 72.3...

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‘Pressures are at unsustainable levels’ says SAM president

Commenting on the release today of the latest NHS performance data, which shows the highest recorded number of 12-hour waits in emergency departments and a record low of 71.6 per cent of...

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November 2021 Newsletter

November 2021 Newsletter

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SAM president warns NHS pressures show no sign of abating

The president of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM) has today (09 April) warned NHS pressures show no sign of abating and the system is becoming “increasingly compromised”. Dr Tim Cooksley said...

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NHS system becoming increasingly compromised – SAM president

Commenting on current and rising pressures in the NHS today (06 April), Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Spring has yet to bring any relief to NHS...

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SAM Membership Fee Increase/Structure due April 2022

As per the AGM in SAMLondon, SAM are increasing their fees. We are taking this opportunity to also tidy up our membership categories, which will enable us to ensure that members are...

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NHS performance data shows another month of ‘extreme struggle’ and need for action on workforce – SAM president

Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data which shows among other things that the number of people waiting for non-urgent operations on the NHS in England has risen to...

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Latest NHS performance data highlights “huge pressure” on urgent and emergency care – SAM president

Commenting today (10 February) on the latest NHS performance data which shows more than six million people are now waiting for non-urgent treatment and a record 16,558 people had to wait more...

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Health secretary’s NHS elective recovery announcement ‘fails to address key issues’ – SAM past president

Commenting on today’s NHS elective recovery plan announcement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Dr Susan Crossland, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:  “While...

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