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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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SAM and NHS England “Six to help fix”: Acute Medicine’s tips to improve in-hospital flow

Dear Colleague Urgent and emergency care services remain under significant pressures. There are high numbers of emergency presentations, an increasingly complex and co-morbid patient groups and delays in patient discharges due to...

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NHS waiting lists ‘an emergency which requires an urgent coherent plan’ says SAM president

Commenting today (07 February) on the issue of delayed plans to tackle the backlog of people waiting for NHS treatment, Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:  “The...

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Call for Nominations February 2022

It is time for Elections! The following positions are being advertised: SAM Physician Associate Job Description SAM IT Lead Please see the attached letter outlining the details. The deadline for applications is...

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‘Urgent care system remains hugely strained’ – SAM immediate past president

Commenting on news this week of the easing of Covid restrictions, Dr Susan Crossland, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said today (21 January): “In light of the latest...

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NHS performance data shows ‘increasingly serious situation’ – SAM president

The latest NHS performance data released today (13 January) shows the number of people in England waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to six million, 12,986 people had to wait more...

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‘Essential virtual wards are appropriately planned, resourced and staffed’ – SAM president

Commenting on the development of virtual wards and the need for careful implementation (reported today 07 January by the Health Service Journal), Dr Tim Cooksley, president of the Society for Acute Medicine,...

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