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Senior medic calls for “substance before soundbite” from the government

A senior medic has called for the government to put “substance before soundbite” when it comes to the realities of the effects of COVID-19 on the NHS. Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past...

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Medic says lack of action to address drop in non-COVID emergency attendances “deeply concerning”

A senior medic has said the lack of action taken to address the drop in non-COVID-19 emergency attendances at hospitals nationwide is “deeply concerning”. Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the...

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Less than half of acute and emergency staff satisfied with protective equipment

Less than half of acute and emergency staff are satisfied with the personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to them to as part of the NHS COVID-19 response. A snapshot survey conducted by...

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COVID 19: ‘Biggest concern I have is staff’ says SAM past president

As cases of coronavirus increase across the UK, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, comments on the government response, pressures on the NHS and staffing. “To...

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SAM president warns of “grave concerns” as coronavirus escalates

Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “While staff across the NHS are pulling out all the stops to manage the coronavirus problem in hospitals and will continue...

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SAM president says coronavirus plans “working well” but major outbreak would bring “immense stress”

In response to questions about the ability of the NHS to manage a widespread outbreak of coronavirus, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Rightly so the government,...

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Performance data shows system “teetering on brink” – SAM past president

Following the release today of NHS performance data for January, Dr Nick Scriven, past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The fact the NHS is teetering on the brink is...

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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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