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Performance data shows “lack of preparation for the inevitable” says SAM leaders

The latest NHS performance data released today (10 June) shows 5.12 million people were on the waiting list for hospital treatment at the end of April – the highest number since records...

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Bed occupancy well above 90% “dangerous” – SAM past president

Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, comments on current NHS pressures, the challenges being faced by staff and actions required to tackle some of the underlying...

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Any rise in Covid numbers will put recovery ‘in jeopardy’ – SAM past president

Commenting today (04 June) on NHS pressures, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Our hospitals are really, really busy with acute non-Covid related illnesses causing...

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SAM response to NHS England’s review of urgent and emergency care standards

The NHS England clinical review of urgent and emergency care standards began in 2018 as a way to improve outcomes and patient experience.  The latest stage of this review, the results of...

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ED-AM Pathway vaccine concerns updated

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Acute Medicine SCE Exam Board Member

 vacancy we currently have advertised for a member  for the SCE Acute Medicine Exam Board. Would you please advertise this on your website, with the deadline of applications being 7 June 2021....

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Performance figures “extremely worrying” with some units operating at 100% capacity – SAM president

Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:  “These figures are extremely worrying. Compared to April last year it shows a 104% rise...

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NHS and social care: “Need to get the basics right” says SAM past president

Following today’s Queen’s Speech (11 May), which outlined additional funding to support the NHS and proposals on social care reform, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine,...

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SAM backs RCEM ‘winter-proofing’ campaign as concerns grow over demand

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine has today launched a new campaign, Summer to Recover: Winter-Proofing Urgent and Emergency Care for 2021, which outlines a series of actions, recommendations and guidance to help...

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