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Patients in corridors ‘appalling and trajectory terrifying’ (09 June 2024)

Commenting on the Liberal Democrats’ plans to tackle ambulance delays ahead of the official launch of the party’s general election manifesto 2024, Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for…

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‘NHS has slipped inexorably into eternal winter’ – SAM past president (09 May 2024)

Commenting on the latest NHS performance data released today (09 May) which showed, among other things, that one patient in every 10 who attended an emergency department in April waited 12 hours…

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Failure to meet new A&E target “tragically inevitable and predictable” – SAM immediate past president

The latest NHS performance data released today (11 April) shows, among other things: *74.4% of patients were seen within four hours in all A&E departments in March 2024. This compares with 71.3%…

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Number of 12 hour waits ‘staggering and simply unacceptable’ – SAM past president

The latest NHS performance data released today (14 March) showed, among other things: Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The appalling experience patients and staff…

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‘Older patients increasingly experiencing long waits and degrading corridor care’ – SAM president-elect

In response to an enquiry from The Independent regarding the scale of risk to elderly patients in the current context of short staffing and boarding on medical wards, Dr Vicky Price, president-elect…

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‘Rumours of NHS funding cut could be final straw’ – SAM past president

Responding to a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies published today (04 March) which suggests the NHS in England is going to suffer a 1.2% cut in its budget for 2024/25,…

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‘Figures indicative of anticipated and entirely predictable winter crisis’

Following the release today (22 February) of the latest weekly NHS performance data, Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “These latest figures are indicative of the…

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Vacancy: Chair and new Members of the Acute Medicine Specialty Certificate Examining Board

The Society for Acute Medicine and the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK areseeking to appoint a new Chair and two new members for the Acute Medicine SCE…

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‘Insufficient workforce and capacity to meet demand’ – SAM past president

Following the release today (15 February) of the latest weekly NHS performance figures, Dr Tim Cooksley, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The NHS finds itself in an eternal winter….

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