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Senior medic says it is a “race against time” to vaccinate the vulnerable before new variant hits North

A senior medic has warned it is now a “race against time” to vaccinate vulnerable people and healthcare staff before the third Covid wave hits the North. Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past...

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Death of Professor Donal O’Donoghue

The Royal College of Physicians today (4 Jan) announced the death from COVID-19 of its Registrar, Professor Donal O’Donoghue. Donal was a staunch supporter of acute medicine and a friend of the...

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Current situation ‘extremely worrying’ says SAM immediate past president

As pressure continues to rise across the NHS, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said in a statement today (28 December): “The current situation is extremely...

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Country in grip of one crisis and heading into another – SAM past president

As pressures on the NHS continue to rise heading into the festive break, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, discussed his concerns: “Speaking in terms of...

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‘Important that new urgent care standards don’t move overcrowding downstream’ says SAM president

Following the launch today (15 December) of NHS England’s consultation on access standards for urgent and emergency care across the NHS, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said:...

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‘Data shows sustained pressure as we approach winter’ – SAM past president

Following the release today of the latest NHS performance data (10 December) Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “This data is further evidence of the...

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UK chief medical officers’ letter “articulates fears of the frontline” – SAM past president

Following a letter issued to healthcare professionals from the UK’s four chief medical officers outlining their concerns about social mixing at Christmas, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for...

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SAM president shares concerns about Covid “Christmas wave” in January

The World Health Organization (WHO) yesterday warned of the possibility of a “Christmas wave” of Covid in January as rules are relaxed over the festive period, while NHS Providers suggested January could...

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Government’s Covid winter plan “woefully short on important detail” – SAM president

Following the release today of the government’s Covid winter plan, Dr Susan Crossland, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “The Covid winter plan produced by the Prime Minister and the...

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