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NHS green initiative ‘a step in the right direction’ says SAM past president

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has announced the NHS and its staff will step up action to tackle the climate “health emergency” this year with the aim of helping to prevent...

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SAM warns changing targets for political expediency “plain wrong”

Following comments made today by health secretary Matt Hancock regarding potentially removing the four-hour emergency access target, SAM president Dr Susan Crossland and immediate past president Dr Nick Scriven raised their concerns....

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SAM calls for “urgent” government action on NHS following latest data release

Following the release today of NHS performance data for December, which showed 79.8% of patients spent less than four hours in A&E, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine,...

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Medics say NHS same day emergency care plan for winter ‘grossly derailed’

Senior medics have said an NHS plan designed to improve urgent care and ease pressure on hospitals this winter has been “grossly derailed”. In March, NHS England announced every major hospital would...

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