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Figures clearly show pressure the system is under – SAM past president

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...

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Withholding funds promised to NHS “not right” says SAM past president

Following information obtained by The Observer concerning a dispute between NHS England and the Treasury over the release of funds to cover the additional costs of managing the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Nick...

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SAM GLASGOW: Save the date!

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SAM submission to Health and Social Care Committee’s pandemic inquiry

The Society for Acute Medicine has made a submission to the Health and Social Care Committee’s ‘Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond’ inquiry ahead of its latest...

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Fears for NHS with “scarce sign“ of recovery plan, says SAM past president

Following today’s release of NHS performance data for May, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data highlights the capacity we need to work in...

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Senior medics call for urgent preparations for “winter like no other” in the NHS

Senior medics have called for urgent preparations to be put in place now to contend with a “winter like no other” in the NHS this year as hospitals face the prospect of...

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Top doctor urges PM to stop playing “fast and loose” with data

Following today Prime Minister’s Questions, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Despite all the PM’s rhetoric about protecting the NHS, his government’s mishandling will harm...

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Senior medic says sustained drop in A&E numbers a “ticking timebomb”

Following the release today of A&E performance data for April which shows the lowest number of attendances reported since the collection began, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for...

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Leading doctors criticise “haphazard testing” and call for urgent explanation of track and trace strategy

Following news the UK now has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, Society for Acute Medicine President Dr Susan Crossland and past president Dr Nick Scriven commented: “The different ways...

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