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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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SAM issues winter briefing as NHS faces “most pressure it has ever seen”

Following the release today of the latest weekly NHS winter sitrep data and the Queen’s Speech, the Society for Acute Medicine has issued a winter briefing on the current state of the...

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Society for Acute Medicine – winter briefing 2019/20

This winter could be the toughest yet for both patients and staff in the NHS and funding pledges in the Queen’s Speech will do little to allay the concerns of staff and...

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Health secretary ‘needs to face up to realities’ – SAM past president

Following the release today of NHS performance data for November which showed 81.4% of A&E patients were seen within four hours last month, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society...

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SAM past president warns norovirus spread a “great concern”

Following data released today by Public Health England and NHS England which shows hospitals across the country closed more than 1,100 beds over the last week due to norovirus, Dr Nick Scriven,...

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SAM GLASGOW 2020

The conference is aimed at the whole multidisciplinary team who, like you, work day in and  day out, in acute and general medicine. Register today! Abstract submission is open until 1 March 2020.

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Leading medical body calls for politicians to address “elephant in the room” following worst performance on record

A leading medical body has called on politicians to address the “elephant in the room” during campaigning before any further “puff” announcements on the NHS are made after the worst A&E performance...

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Lack of short-term detail from parties “a concern” – SAM past president

In response to the release of details of the Labour Party’s investment plans for the NHS, Dr Nick Scriven, immediate past president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: “Scanning the headline...

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